ALARMIST STUDY: One-Fifth Of Humanity Could Become ‘Climate Change Refugees’

A submerged Boston, MA.

Researchers published a new study making the shockingly apocalyptic claim that nearly one-fifth of the world’s population will be forced from their homes due to man-made global warming.

The study estimates there could be 2 billion “climate change refugees” by the year 2100 if nothing is done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a worst-case scenario for global warming, the study claims.

“The future rise in global mean sea level probably won’t be gradual,” Cornell University ecologist Charles Geisler, the study’s lead author, said in a statement. “Yet few policymakers are taking stock of the significant barriers to entry that coastal climate refugees, like other refugees, will encounter when they migrate to higher ground.”

Geisler’s study is just the latest to predict waves of refugees from rising sea levels and more frequent and stronger extreme weather events — all allegedly caused by global warming. The study also goes over policies the authors believe countries, like China and the U.S., can use to protect coastal communities from rising seas.

Past claims of climate refugees have not come to pass. Most famously, the United Nations Environment Programme quietly removed a web page claiming there would be 50 million “climate refugees” by 2010. The UN pushed its prediction to 2020.

There’s also little to no evidence global warming has made weather more extreme or frequent. Scientists have also been critical of efforts to link individual weather events to man-made warming.

Geisler estimates 1.4 billion will be “climate refugees” by 2060 and 2 billion will be forced out of their homes by global warming by 2100. Global population is estimated to be about 11 million by the end of the century.

He said the pressure to feed a rising global population combined with rising sea level could cause conflict to break out or force the U.S. to sell off public lands.

Geisler said “humans have spent considerable effort reclaiming land from oceans, but now live with the opposite – the oceans reclaiming terrestrial spaces on the planet, according to the study’s release.

The claim that oceans are reclaiming land mass, however, contradicts observational evidence from satellites that global land area has actually increased, not decreased in the last thirty years.

A 2016 study by the Dutch Deltares Research Institute found coastal areas have grown, on net, 13,000 square miles over the last 30 years, with 67,000 square miles of added compared to 44,000 square miles of land was being covered by water.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    There was some cracked urn to claimed England would soon be a collection of tiny islands or that california would be the same

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    Sonnyhill

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    Apparently the entire population of Earth would fit into Texas, each person gets 100 square feet of land. They could visit the coast any time they wanted.

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    R. Johnson

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    Make a damn SciFi movie why don’t you? The more these idiots try to scare us the less we listen.

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    RickyCas

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    So ok, maybe we on the right were a little crazy back in the 50’s about building bunkers underground, etc. So now its their turn to be conspiracy theorists. Of course I can just see the alarmists saying, “well I’m not letting you in my tree fort when the high waters come…in 100 years…if they do…”

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      Sonnyhill

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      Remember Bill Cosby’s version of God telling Noah to build an “ark” ?

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    G

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    Alarmists now look just like a spoiled child at the supermarket who’s mother won’t let him have what he wants. The screams get louder and more shrill by the minute…

    About time for an adult to step in…

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    David Lewis

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    These predictions are and always have been an attempt at extortion. Due what I tell you to do or else. Note that the study also included actions that the United States and China should take.

    It is interesting that the UN pushed the prediction of 50 million climate refugees out to 2020. That is not much time before they are again proven to be wrong. Perhaps they thought that if the date was further out people won’t feel a sense of urgency. However, they have cried wolf so often not many people are going to worry about it.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    The Voyage to the BOTTOM OF THE SEA movie which lead to the classic 60’s Sci Fi TV series involved a form of Global Warming whena freal meror Shower ignites the Van Alan Radiation belt that surrounds the earth and its stopped by using Nucular Missle fired from a Nucular Submarine

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    G

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    BTW, before hitting the “Submit Comment” button here look at your messages… Anything highlighted in red is likely misspelled.

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      Sonnyhill

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      My Commodore 64 only does black and white.

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