Friday, November 24, 2017

New Zealand To Recognize Climate Change As Reason To Seek Asylum

                According to the Washington Post, New Zealand could become the first country in the world to recognize climate change as an official reason to seek asylum, a government minister said recently. If the plan is actually implemented, a maximum of 100 refugees a year would be admitted to the Land of the Kiwis, so the nation is in no danger of being inundated…by immigrants.
                Something called The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), an organization founded in 1998 by the Norwegian Refugee Council, predicts 150-300 million people world-wide will be forced out of their homes by 2050, so activists are hoping the New Zealand plan will serve as a role-model for other nations and public debate.
                The Post article states: “The 1951 U.N. refugee convention, written long before there was such a thing, does not recognize victims of climate change.” Long before there was climate change? Earth to The Washington Post: drop your biases for a moment and answer a question. What about the many ice ages the planet’s experienced over the Millenia, or the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s for that matter?
                Climate change evangelists aver that many small islands will soon disappear altogether, and are worried that island nations such as Tuvalu or Kiribati, both near New Zealand, are only about six feet above sea level.
                New Orleans is six feet below sea level- today- and hosts the world-famous Mardi Gras every year in its “French Quarter,” sports many fine restaurants, and is frequently the site of the Super Bowl.
                There is no doubt that climate change has forced people- and animals- to migrate and adapt over the course of the planet’s history. It is also irrefutable that for millions of years that climate change was not man-caused.
                It is equally indisputable that political climate change is always man-caused, and has led countless millions to flee oppression and genocide, many of whom ended up in the United States of America, for obvious reasons.
                If the leftist swine currently residing in The Swamp succeed in sucking the American people into the primordial ooze and rescinding the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, where will we turn…where will we go?

                It’s heartening to know, at least, that  if those of us in my environs suffer through back-to-back brutally cold and long winters and historically late ice-outs as we did a few short years ago, we may be able to apply for asylum in New Zealand. 

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