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LWW
04-19-2011, 04:54 AM
In spite of the Goremons having an accuracy rate of approximately 0.0% over the last century, we are assured that we must listen their illogical rants, unscientific hypotheses, and insane ideology:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 11pt'>In 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme predicted that climate change would create 50 million climate refugees by 2010.</span> These people, it was said, would flee a range of disasters including sea level rise, increases in the numbers and severity of hurricanes, and disruption to food production.

The UNEP even provided a handy map. The map shows us the places most at risk including the very sensitive low lying islands of the Pacific and Caribbean.

It so happens that just a few of these islands and other places most at risk have since had censuses, so it should be possible for us now to get some idea of the devastating impact climate change is having on their populations. Letís have a look at the evidence:

Bahamas:

Nassau, The Bahamas Ė The 2010 national statistics recorded that the population growth increased to 353,658 persons in The Bahamas. The population change figure increased by 50,047 persons during the last 10 years.

St Lucia:

The island-nation of Saint Lucia recorded an overall household population increase of 5 percent from May 2001 to May 2010 based on estimates derived from a complete enumeration of the population of Saint Lucia during the conduct of the recently completed 2010 Population and Housing Census.

Seychelles:

Population 2002, 81755

Population 2010, 88311

Solomon Islands:

The latest Solomon Islands population has surpassed half a million Ė thatís according to the latest census results.

Itís been a decade since the last census report, and in that time the population has leaped 100-thousand.

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>Meanwhile, far from being places where people are fleeing, no fewer than the top six of the very fastest growing cities in China, Shenzzen, Dongguan, Foshan, Zhuhai, Puning and Jinjiang, are absolutely smack bang within the shaded areas identified as being likely sources of climate refugees.</span>

Similarly, many of the fastest growing cities in the United States also appear within or close to the areas identified by the UNEP as at risk of having climate refugees.

More censuses are due to come in this year, and we await the results for Bangladesh and the Maldives - said to be places most at risk - with interest.

However, a very cursory look at the first available evidence seems to show that the places identified by the UNEP as most at risk of having climate refugees are not only not losing people, they are actually among the fastest growing regions in the world. </div></div>

AMAZING! (http://asiancorrespondent.com/52189/what-happened-to-the-climate-refugees/)

pooltchr
04-19-2011, 06:48 AM
You shouldn't be surprised. These are the same people who years ago were telling us that freon in our air conditioners and Right Guard Deoderant spray cans were causing the ozone to get holes. So they banned freon for a far more expensive alternative. (This seems to be a trend, promoting their own "green" alternatives which seem to be more expensive and less effective)
Those same people now tell us that the holes in the ozone haven't changed, and they really don't understand how this whole thing works.
I'm still waiting for the next ice age, which was predicted before global warming was predicted.

Steve

LWW
04-19-2011, 04:53 PM
But shouldn't we just err on the side of caution and return to the days when:

- Everyone rode a horse, that could afford a horse, and horse manure was piled head high at city street intersections?

- The average life expectancy was 35?

- Coal was the energy which fueled nearly every furnace, fireplace, powerplant, and engine on Earth?

- People dumped their chamber pots out the window into the streets?

wolfdancer
04-19-2011, 06:26 PM
But, but....wouldn't that be the climax, for everyone?

Stretch
04-20-2011, 01:34 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wolfdancer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">But, but....wouldn't that be the climax, for everyone? </div></div>

Just like living in an Amish Paradise.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdgcr_weird-al-yankovic-amish-paradise_fun

LWW
04-20-2011, 03:14 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wolfdancer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">But, but....wouldn't that be the climax, for everyone? </div></div>

I'm sure the mere thought of the destruction of capitalism in such a manner brings many Goremons to a climax.