Patricia Glazebrook PPPAwwDr. Glazebrook read a paper on November 5th at the 18th Civil-Military Relations Conference (After War: Building, Sustaining, and Thinking Peace) in Vienna, Austria. Her paper, entitled ‘The Walking Dead: Environmental and Climate Impacts on Identity,’ discussed the growing problem of environmental refugees, that is, people displaced by climate-induced environmental devastation, like rising sea levels in the small island sates, or extreme weather events, like drought and flood. Analysis of the current refugee crisis in Europe was used to provide a model of what to expect in years to come from climate-caused population migration. That comparison indicated that immigrant and refugee movement across Europe (to the United Kingdom in particular), has been shown since 2002 to bring significant economic benefits to host countries. Dr. Glazebrook argued that climate (and other refugees) are largely beneficial rather than a threat, and that some European states, most explicitly Germany, have welcomed refugees fleeing ISIS and conflict in the Middle East, perhaps in light of these benefits as well as for humanitarian reasons. She concluded that the tragedy of displacement falls to the refugee rather than the host. She described an interview with a 16-year-old girl from the Solomon Islands, who said that though she was grateful to the places that have offered to take her people in as their island is overwhelmeimmigrationd by the sea, she will no longer be at home, in her language, eating her food…and thus in a way, she is already dead. The tragedy of displacement is loss of cultural identity.