Monday, February 21, 2011

50 million climate refugees by 2020

This is really amazing... the "scientists" are "getting" every thing exactly backwards.

Yahoo news report
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Fifty million "environmental refugees" will flood into the global north by 2020, fleeing food shortages sparked by climate change, experts warned at a major science conference that ended here Monday.

"In 2020, the UN has projected that we will have 50 million environmental refugees," Cristina Tirado, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, said at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

"When people are not living in sustainable conditions, they migrate," she said, outlining with the other speakers how climate change is already impacting the amount of food we have -- food security -- and food safety, or the healthfulness of that food.

Southern Europe is already seeing a sharp increase in what has long been a slow but steady flow of migrants from Africa, many of whom risk their lives to cross the Straits of Gibraltar into Spain from Morocco or sail in makeshift vessels to Italy from Libya and Tunisia.

The flow recently grew to a flood after a month of protests in Tunisia, triggered by food shortages and widespread unemployment and poverty, brought down the government of long-time ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, said Ewen Todd, a professor at Michigan State University, predicting there would be more of the same.

"What we saw in Tunisia -- a change in government and suddenly there are a whole lot of people going to Italy -- this is going to be the pattern," Todd said.

"Already, Africans are going in small droves up to Spain, Germany and wherever from different countries in the Mediterranean region, but we're going to see many, many more trying to go north when food stress comes in. And it was food shortages that put the people of Tunisia and Egypt over the top......

These refugees are fleeing "north" into Europe to escape political corruption ... and looking for that noble thing we call freedom... freedom from the despots under which they have suffered.

The global weather reality is also the opposite of what this article purports... in that our world's citizens that live in the norther parts of our nations are actually thinking about moving "south" to escape the growing harsh winters... as well is the world's food supplies are being diminished as the direct result of the global cooling that is having devastating effects on our crops.

How can such intelligent people get things exactly backwards from what is real? One answer is of course that they are not able to figure the God Factor into their projections and calculations. Leave God out and He will make you a fool.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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