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Millions of Missing Climate Refugees?

By on 4.12.11 | 7:28AM

The issue of climate change is not whether the climate is changing.  It is. The question is whether we face catastrophic changes which require us to wreck the economy to save it.  So far, evidence of the coming climate apocalypse remains decidedly absent.

For instance, blogger Gavin Atkins points to the prediction of just five years ago that we would be seeing tens of millions of climate refugees:

In 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme predicted that climate change would create 50 million climate refugees by 2010. 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.

It turns out, however, that the disasters haven't occurred and the population has been increasing in the areas targeted by the UN.  Oops.

It seems being at the UN means never having to be right.

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