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New Zealand Courts and the Climate Refugee Dilemma
The Diplomat ^
| Jarni Blakkarly
Posted on 05/26/2014 7:34:12 AM PDT by aimhigh
A Kiribati man faces deportation after a New Zealand refuses to accept a climate refugee claim. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) predicts there will be somewhere between 25 million and 1 billion people [internally or externally displaced] by the effects of climate change by 2050, with 200 million the closest specific estimate.
Lawyers for Teitota tried to argue that he faced passive persecution from climate change, however the court ruled that the definition of persecution did not meet that of the Refugee Convention.
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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming
The sky is falling, the sea is rising. As a wise freeper once said, "We're all going to die. Women and children first, of course."
posted on 05/26/2014 7:34:12 AM PDT
So now they’re going to use climate change to effect Camp of the Saints.
posted on 05/26/2014 7:38:38 AM PDT
by E. Pluribus Unum
("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
Get ready for Obama to declare Mexican illegals as “climate refugees”.
posted on 05/26/2014 7:43:51 AM PDT
(It's a single step from relativism to barbarism, low information to Democrat, ignorance to tenure)
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) predicts there will be somewhere between 25 million and 1 billion people [internally or externally displaced] by the effects of climate change by 2050, with 200 million the closest specific estimate
Not to worry...when the Sun stops making sunspots around 2017/18....and we get a new Maunder Minimum....resulting drop in world wide grain production will see off a few billion people.
posted on 05/26/2014 7:47:54 AM PDT
(OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
People on the beach at Marquette Michigan yesterday.
posted on 05/26/2014 8:04:57 AM PDT
(Remember the River Raisin.)
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