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Global warming the next great excuse for the creation of millions of refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 3, 2014

The international Left is jumping for joy because New Zealand has recognized a first “refugee” family to escape global warming.

Here is a brief account of what happened at Ocean Island Travel:

For the first time, New Zealand officials have accepted a refugee application by a family from Tuvalu that cites global warming as the reason they can’t return to their sinking Pacific island nation . Although there are other reasons why their application was accepted, including their previous time spent living in New Zealand, it is a significant first step towards countries dealing with climate change refugees. “I do see the decision as being quite significant,” Environmental law expert Vernon Rive told the New Zealand Herald .

And, see here at Outside:

The International Refugee Convention still does not recognize climate change as a legitimate cause for displacement, though some have seen the Tuvalu family’s acceptance as a sign that things might be about to change.

We have 36 previous posts in our ‘climate refugee’ category for your further reading pleasure.  You should know that environmentalists are at loggerheads with the “humanitarians” on the issue of changing international refugee law to add the weather as an excuse for the creation of more refugees in need of placement in the first world.

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Prediction: By 2050 expect 1 billion climate refugees roaming the world

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 21, 2014

So says Smithsonian magazine.

Climate refugees coming to a town near you? I love this illustration! It comes from Diplo (


Just when you thought the hysteria had cooled, here we go again!

From Watts up with that?:

Back in 2009, it was 200 million climate refugees according to this article in the NYT:

There could be 200 million of these climate refugees by 2050, according to a new policy paper by the International Organization for Migration, depending on the degree of climate disturbances.

Now the claim is up to 5 times that by 2050 in the space of five years, at this rate of increase, the entire world population will be ‘climate refugees’ by 2050.

The above is ‘Watts up’s’ lead-in to the Smithsonian article.

The International Organization for Migration is another US State Department contractor which presently plays a large role in getting refugees prepped to come to the US.

We have a whole category on ‘climate refugees’ here.

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Hotter temperatures = hotter tempers says global warming panel

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 1, 2014

And, consequently more civil wars and more refugees.

The article is illustrated with this photo of Syrians on the move.

Just when I thought they had gone away, the previously discredited IPCC is back finishing up a new report that for the first time says world conflicts will be exacerbated by global warming.

For new readers we have a whole category on ‘climate refugees’ but haven’t seen much lately in the news on the subject, so let’s catch up.

This will be one more reason why you will be told to “welcome” refugees to your cities and towns.


In an authoritative report due out Monday a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temperatures to hotter global tempers. Top scientists are saying that climate change will complicate and worsen existing global security problems, such as civil wars, strife between nations and refugees.

They’re not saying it will cause violence, but will be an added factor making things even more dangerous. Fights over resources, like water and energy, hunger and extreme weather will all go into the mix to destabilize the world a bit more, says the report by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The summary of the report is being finalized this weekend by the panel in Yokohama.

That’s a big change from seven years ago, the last time the IPCC addressed how warming affected Earth, said report lead author Chris Field of the Carnegie Institution of Science in California. The summary that political leaders read in early 2007 didn’t mention security issues will, he said, because of advances in research.

“There’s enough smoke there that we really need to pay attention to this,” said Ohio University security and environment professor Geoff Dabelko, one of the lead authors of the report’s chapter on security and climate change.

For the past seven years, research in social science has found more links between climate and conflict, study authors say, with the full report referencing hundreds of studies on climate change and conflict.

Read it all and watch for the report which should be available today.

By the way, when you check out our ‘climate refugee’ category, note that there is a conflict among the Leftists (scroll to earlier posts in the category).  One side (the humanitarians) doesn’t want the water muddied by changing (broadening) the original definition of “refugee” as someone persecuted due to politics/religion etc, while the enviro-lefties like the word “refugee” because it is catchy (read emotional) for their PR purposes.  ‘Climate refugees‘ sure beats ‘people who moved when the climate changed!’ when you are writing press releases.

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Wyomingites hear about climate refugees in Africa; just bring them to Jackson Hole!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 4, 2014

Normally an article about a Refugee lobbying group in Washington coming out to a rural area to show a “climate refugee” film wouldn’t be of much interest.   However, this one caught my eye because the film was being promoted in Wyoming.

New readers need to know that Wyoming is the only state in the union that does not participate in refugee resettlement; and I have no idea how they got out of it in the first place.  My suspicions have always centered around the fact that former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson argued against the bill when it was first introduced by Senators Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden in 1979 and perhaps he was able to keep his home state free of the costly-to-taxpayers program.

Refugees may arrive as secondary migrants to Wyoming, but I suspect the number is very small.  That is why it was amusing to me to see the rich people in Jackson Hole being ‘educated’ by Refugees International.  Refugees International (RI) is NOT a resettlement agency/contractor, yet they travel around the world looking at refugees, writing reports and mucking around in the refugee lobbying scene in Washington.  Perhaps they are involved with intelligence gathering (don’t laugh, some of these NGOs have a good cover for doing just that!).

Linda Tripp sued Kenneth Bacon and won.

We wrote about RI a lot a few years ago when they were headed by the now deceased Ken Bacon.  ‘Old heads’ will remember that Bacon’s claim to fame was that he illegally released Linda Tripp’s personnel file at the Pentagon in 1998 during Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Bacon then became head honcho of Refugees International and just before his death he funded RI’s Bacon Center for the Study of Climate Displacement which opened in 2009.

This brings me to the article that caught my eye at Public News Service where we are told RI board member and Jackson resident, Tatiana Maxwell, showed the film and talked to the press.  (Emphasis below is mine)

JACKSON, Wyo. – There’s a warning about a new kind of refugee crisis – one connected to a changing climate. Stories about how climate-related disasters are displacing people around the world are featured in a new film that was shown in Jackson on Sunday. The documentary comes from Refugees International, a nonprofit that works to end displacement crises worldwide.

Refugees International board member Tatiana Maxwell lives in Wyoming, which she admits feels far away from the natural disasters documented by the film – disasters increasing in force and frequency around the world.

“Wyoming has had its own share of refugees coming from different places,” she said. “There will be 250 million people who are going to have to find someplace else to live by 2050.

Really?  Wyoming has had its own share???  And, then this, we are going to clear out West Africa and bring them to the rich communities in the west—like Jackson Hole? Not!  Just a reminder Kennedy didn’t bring them to Hyannis either, and Biden’s Delaware gets only a tiny handful of refugees!

“This is affecting 20 million people, for instance, in West Africa,” she said. “It’s highly unlikely they’re going to be able to continue to live there. They don’t want to move, but it’s become increasingly impossible for them to live there.”


Maxwell added that their goal is to make sure people have safe places to live, not to debate the politics of climate change.

So who is Tatiana Maxwell?  I didn’t find much, but she and her husband Paul (it appears he may be an energy company executive) are big donors to RI (here).

Their very own special refugee—-the American Taliban!

Do you remember not long after 911, a Taliban spokesman was traveling America to defend the Taliban in Afghanistan?  He became known as the American Taliban and got a slot at Yale!  His name is Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi and he was here as a representative of Mullah Omar.   I don’t know what happened to him after his highly publicized admission to Yale, but guess who helped fund him—Paul and Tatiana Maxwell of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

How is it that people like Hashemi ‘find their way’ to elite neighborhoods?

See this very informative piece from 2006 at Greater Yellowstone entitled ‘Taliban in Jackson Hole’.  Author Daryl Hunter is not very kind to Maxwell.  Hashemi may be one of the few “refugees” to pass through Wyoming in many years!

By now most Americans have heard about Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, the Taliban’s former ambassador-at-large, who is now attending Yale, his education funded by the International Education Foundation, which was created for Hashemi by Jackson Hole residents Mike Hoover, an adventure film maker, Paul and Tatiana Maxwell, and Jackson Attorney Bob Schuster.

Hunter reports that John Fund wrote about Hashemi’s special treatment by Yale:

 In his article “Jihadi Turns Bulldog,” printed in the Feb. 26 Wall Street Journal, John Fund wrote about how, during Hashemi’s spring 2001 Taliban public relations blitz, Hashemi visited the Wall Street Journal and told Fund that Osama bin Laden was a “guest” of his government and it hadn’t been proven that bin Laden was linked to any terrorist acts. Hashemi said that if the embassy bombings were terrorist acts, then so was the Clinton administration’s cruise missiles attack in his country in an attempt to kill bin Laden. “You killed 19 innocent people.”

“I felt I had looked into the face of evil,” Fund wrote after Rahmatullah defended the Taliban’s treatment of women and said he hadn’t seen any evidence that their “guest” Osama bin Laden was a terrorist.

In the spring of 2004, Hoover proposed to Hashemi the possibility of attending college in the United States. Hashemi jumped at the opportunity to leave Pakistan to attend school in the U.S.

The Times reported that Bob Schuster, a Yale alum, “called the [Yale] provost’s office to ask how an ex-Taliban envoy with a fourth-grade education and a high-school equivalency degree might go about applying to one of the world’s top universities.” Richard Shaw, dean at Yale, was intrigued and suggested that Rahmatullah come to New Haven for an interview. Shaw said the admissions office once had another foreigner of Rahmatullah’s caliber apply for special-student status. “We lost him to Harvard,” he says in the Times. “I didn’t want that to happen again.”


Fund summarizes: “I don’t believe Mr. Rahmatullah had direct knowledge of the 9/11 plot, and I don’t think he has ever killed anyone. I can appreciate that he is trying to rebuild his life. But he willingly and cheerfully served an evil regime in a manner that would have made Goebbels proud. That he was 22 at the time is little of an excuse. There are many poor, bright students ­ American and foreign alike ­ who would jump at the opportunity to attend Yale. Why should Mr. Rahmatullah go to the line ahead of all of them? That’s a question Yale alumni should ask when their alma mater comes looking for contributions.”

There is a lot more, especially read about the author’s speculation about how it is that western women could possibly support anything the Taliban does in light of how they treat women in Afghanistan which really is the whole point Hunter makes in his piece.

See our Climate Refugees category for more on how the Left is pushing this newest excuse to open borders worldwide.

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Crisis! New Zealand court denies “climate refugee” claim

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 1, 2013

Yikes! Bangkok gone by 2030!  Then Bangkokians will be coming to your house to live!

The scaremongers say its bye-bye for Bangladesh and Bangkok!   And, it’s all the fault of Australia’s unwelcoming attitude toward third-worlders wishing to swamp their country.

For previous posts on “Climate refugees” including more on the legal case that just went down in flames, go here.

Here is the news at Independent Australia.   Truth be told a huge battle rages behind the scenes between the environmental industrial complex and the human rights industrial complex over the UN Convention on Refugees which focuses on “persecution” for defining what is a refugee or asylum seeker.

The New Zealand courts have denied granting asylum to a Kiribati climate refugee, but that isn’t going to stop the problem. Deputy editor Sandi Keane reports.

THIS WEEK, the High Court of New Zealand delivered a blow to a largely ignored asylum seeker problem that has been quietly bleeding and threatening to hemorrhage into a full-scale global catastrophe within two or three decades.

A 37-year-old man from the tiny, obscure nation of Kiribati, Ioane Teitiota, stood to make history as the world’s first climate refugee. He argued that global warming is a form of persecution and that those displaced by its effects should be recognized under the UN’s Refugee Convention.  However, in his judgment, Justice John Priestley said it was not the High Court’s place to alter the scope of the Refugee Convention by granting Mr Teitiota’s leave for appeal.

The judge said the enormity and scale of the problem was a fundamental reason for his decision:

“On a broad level, were they to succeed and be adopted in other jurisdictions, at a stroke, millions of people who are facing medium-term economic deprivation, or the immediate consequences of natural disasters or warfare, or indeed presumptive hardships caused by climate change, would be entitled to protection under the Refugee Convention.”

Although he has lived in New Zealand since 2007, the government has refused Mr Teitiota and his family asylum based on the current convention which was drawn up more than 50 years ago, before rising seas started threatening the 33 low-lying equatorial islands and atolls that make up the tiny nation, just under 4,000 kilometres north-east of Brisbane.

Read the remainder of the story if you wish to learn about Bangladesh and Bangkok dropping off the map someday and how mean Australia is for not letting them all come live there!

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Climate migration advocates looking for the right term—the right “advocacy tool”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 1, 2013

We’ve written about so-called “climate refugees” 31 previous times (see our archive here) and noted that there is an on-going kerfuffle between the environmentalists who want to use the term “climate refugee” and humanitarians who don’t want to sully the word “refugee,” or more precisely don’t want to go too far astray from the definition of a refugee as a person who is persecuted under the  Geneva Convention.

So, here is an interview with a woman who works for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) which is also basically a federal contractor that processes refugees overseas before they come to the US.  In the interview Ms. Ionesco dances around the “climate refugee” term and in the end makes clear that they must find a jazzy term for “environmental migrants” to build public relations around.

From Deutsche Welle:

Dina Ionesco has been working at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) since 2011 in the field of climate change and the environment. She coordinates IOM’s participation at international climate negotiations, establishes partnerships with other institutions or training programs and writes for IOM’s publications.

The Geneva-based IOM fights for the rights of migrants around the world. The organization’s predecessor was founded in 1951 to address migration issues following World War II. Today, the IOM includes 151 member states.

Global Ideas: Ms. Ionesco, a man named Ioane Teitota from the island of Kiribati has sparked a global debate because he’s the first person ever to seek asylum for his family as climate refugees. He says his family has no future in their country because of rising water levels. Now, New Zealand has to decide whether to grant him asylum in a landmark case. You work for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), one of the most important global aid groups for migrants. Would the IOM recognize Ioane Teitota as a climate refugee?  [We discussed the New Zealand case here.---ed]

Dina Ionesco: New Zealand will have to decide based on the case. It’s the prerogative of the state to decide what is considered a reason to grant asylum. Our organization is only there to offer a platform for countries to discuss issues and also to work together to innovative solutions and bring things to the agenda.

We, at the IOM don’t use the ‘climate refugee’ terminology because it’s not directly in the Geneva Convention which officially lays down when somebody is recognized as a refugee. It would be an interpretation and we can’t do that. What matters for us is that in a case like this, the rights of a person are recognized, that the best solution is found for the rights of the migrant. Refugee is a term from the Geneva Convention that has to show persecution for gender, for religion, for conflict, war – it’s very specific.


[Global ideas] Still, the IOM does make clear that climate change can be a driver of migration. Your member states agreed back in 2007 to use the term ‘environmental migrant’ right?

[Ionesco] Yes, this definition is the result of 20 years of hard work. It’s now used often in the international debate but it’s also criticized a lot.

[Global ideas] The IOM maintains that its definition doesn’t carry any normative consequences, but rather describes what an environmental migrant is. If it doesn’t have any consequences, why do you need a term for it?

[Ionesco]  We need it in order to sensitize people that environmental changes play a huge role in triggering human migration. And we need it as an advocacy tool so that environment matters and migration are given more importance on a political policy level.

It is incredible that throughout human history people have moved due to changing environmental conditions and it is only now we must figure out who is going to pay for this—-either financially or through a loss of sovereignty (the bottomline of the so-called advocacy)—otherwise, why does anyone care what terminology is used.

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Kiribati man looking to be the first “climate refugee” allowed to stay in New Zealand

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 2, 2013

Oh brother, here we go (again)!

Australian Refugee Council President, Phil Glendenning: “This is a new cohort of people who are emerging, the rest of the world needs to pay attention.”

Never mind that the release a week or so ago of the latest UN report on the climate admitted to a “lull in warming” for the last 15 years or so.

Here is the story from New Zealand, originally written by AP but apparently re-worked at “Climate Progress” a publication of Soros’ Think Progress.

Readers may wish to go back to our previous post on Kiribati to learn about the massive engineering project the government there might like to undertake (they will need your $$$).

Climate Progress:

If ocean levels rise by as much as three feet by the end of the century, as predicted by the Fifth IPCC Assessment report released last week, the Pacific island nation of Kiribati — composed of 32 atolls — would mostly disappear.

The potential impacts on the 100,000 citizens of Kiribati, not to mention the millions of others living in low-lying island nations and coastal areas, of this climate change-induced forced exodus are already playing out in New Zealand where a Kiribati man is trying to convince the court that he’s a climate refugee.

“AF” came to New Zealand for “better prospects.”   He is an “economic migrant” not a “refugee!”

The man, referred to as “AF” in hearings, and his wife came to New Zealand six years ago for higher ground and better prospects, according to The Associated Press. Since then, immigration authorities have twice rejected his argument that rising sea levels make it too dangerous for him and his family to return to Kiribati.

On October 16 the case will go before New Zealand’s High Court.

Bruce Burson, a member of New Zealand’s Immigration and Protection Tribunal, has said that the legal concept of a refugee is someone that is being persecuted, which requires human interaction. Burson also said that the man’s claim was rejected because the family’s predicament was the same as faced by the entire population of Kiribati.

As I mentioned in previous posts on the subject, there is a Leftwing internal squabble on-going between the faction that wishes to keep as its own, and the one wishing to take control of, the word “refugee.”  Underlying both of the factions is the ultimate goal of pouring the ‘have-nots’ into the West to create chaos and bring “change.”

You can see the potential for an even greater stampede to the West from the third world if migrants like “AF” are successful.

The legal case remains a long shot, but one that deserves close attention due to the likelihood of similar cases in the future. Sea level rise impacts not only low-lying islands with small populations but also heavily populated coastal regions, such as Kolkata, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh.

I didn’t know that refugee advocates in Australia were pushing this new designation back in April.  Here is Australia’s Refugee Council head honcho, Phil Glendenning.  This is, of course, B.A. (before Abbott!).

In April the Refugee Council of Australia implored the Australian government to become the first nation in the world to recognize populations displaced due to changes in climate as “climate refugees.”

Phil Glendenning, president of the Refugee Council of Australia, told The Guardian, “These are people who are not suffering from persecution because of their beliefs, race or because they belong to a particular group.” As a result, “they don’t meet the Refugee Convention criteria but, nevertheless, there will be a need for people to be resettled because they have been displaced by climate change. This is a new cohort of people who are emerging, the rest of the world needs to pay attention.”

For more, see our ‘climate refugees’ category, here.

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World Council of Churches joins enviros to push UN on ‘climate refugees’

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 26, 2013

The groups are going to send postcards to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by December 10th to try to persuade the UN to do something to save the people affected by weather.   Isn’t that a cause we should all get behind? Weather affects us all!

Here is the news at AllAfrica:

In order to build on its work for the protection of climate refugees, the World Council of Churches (WCC) joins an innovative campaign “Postcards from the Frontlines” aiming to achieve urgently needed recognition and protection for climate refugees around the world.

According to reports millions of people were forced from their homes due to weather-related events in the year 2012 alone.

Initiated by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) in collaboration with ByPost, the “Postcards from the Frontlines” campaign allows people to send a free postcard from phone or desktop, which will arrive as a real physical postcard at the United Nations secretary-general’s office in New York, calling for action on climate refugees. The project aims to reach 100,000 postcards by Human Rights Day, 10 December, when a public response will be sought from the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.

The campaign was launched on 24 September.

A couple of years ago there was quite a ruckus among the Leftwing groups over the use of the word “refugee” when discussing global warming.  One side of the argument was that the word “refugee” should be reserved for those who are persecuted and essentially come under the aegis of the 1951 Refugee Convention.  They had their feathers ruffled by the climate refugee pushers.  I don’t know if they have worked out their differences, but the phrase ‘climate refugee’ seems to be in common use now.   See our whole category on ‘climate refugees’ to learn more about the squabble.

By the way, we know of one off-shoot of the World Council of Churches resettling regular refugees and that is the Virginia Council of Churches which is almost completely funded by you, the taxpayer.

World Council of Churches a front for communism?

That is what the author Christine Meinsen contends in a little book I just found at Amazon entitled:  Communist Infiltration of American Churches 1887 – 2012: World Council of Churches National Council of Churches .

Here is the write-up at Amazon:

Who knew when they placed their money in the collection plate Sunday morning they were financing the removal of prayer from America’s schools and “giving aid and comfort to the Communist movement”?

This book begins with a detailed list of Communist goals straight from the Congressional Record then, with references included, provides documented accounts of church activity and funding used to aid communist agitators in their pursuit to achieve those precise goals.

Shockingly, many of these goals have already been achieved. It began in 1887, when Josiah Strong coordinated the General Christian Conference to pool America’s churches into one of the most elusive united fronts for communism the world has ever seen. Strong’s organization morphed and expanded eventually culminating in the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches.

Behind the scenes these groups, along with a host of others, founded by politicians and millionaires, have been directing the church’s progressive transformation from one that promotes soul saving evangelism and apostolic training into a mission to advance communism throughout America and the world.

This book provides a brief but detailed account of some of the most shocking activities of the communist front organizations that have infiltrated churches in America and around the globe. Also included is a Resolution to get your church out of these hideously deceitful organizations. What we don’t know, has already hurt us.

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Syrian crisis due to global warming, huh?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 18, 2013

Regular readers here know that the latest trend in refugee crisis mongering involves the so-called “climate refugees.”  See our entire category on the topic here.

Never mind over a thousand years of Muslims squabbling among themselves and the rise in Islamist aggression throughout the Middle East and the world, here is an author linking the Syrian civil war to global warming and sea levels rising (in Syria?).

But, didn’t we just learn last week that in fact the polar ice caps are growing (not melting)?

Here is the convoluted article that even draws Alex Jones into the kerfuffle.

Policymic:  more conflicts, violence, rapes due to “climate change” (they had to avoid saying “global warming” when they began to realize the world wasn’t warming at the moment).

Take climate change, for example. Science Magazine published a research study in August 2013 linking increased rates of human conflict — wars, murders, rapes, and other violence — to increased global temperatures and climate instability. We have empirical evidence predicting that there will be increased numbers of people victimized by violence, particularly in the areas with the fewest resources to deal with climate change. These are some of the areas you already hear about in the news: Syria, Libya, rural India. We need to plan for these humanitarian interventions now.

The climate has been changing since the beginning of time, but to hear these people talk about it, the only solution is for Western countries to invite the world’s impoverished people to come to the West and thus drag us into poverty as well.

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Kiribati: let’s build an island for “climate refugees”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 8, 2013

Update:  Maybe not so soon!  Breaking News! Record cold temperatures increase thickness of polar ice caps, here.

Taking a break this morning from refugee crime stories, or stories on the Syrian refugee “crisis,” here is a report about how the tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati is hoping to deal with a sea level rise that they say will gobble up their country.  If you are wondering who might pay for this expensive project, you can bet they will have their hands out to evil Capitalist nations.


Plans for a $2 billion floating island off Kiribati that would house 30,000 climate refugees and look “like a spaceship” are gaining traction, the island nation’s president, Anote Tong, says.

Kiribati is one of the countries worst affected by rising sea levels as more land is reclaimed, freshwater supplies spoiled and crops killed.

The country could reportedly be uninhabitable by 2030.

In case you were wondering where to find Kiribati!

The Kiribati Government is focused on reinforcing its shores and on resettling its people as it pleads with the world for action on climate change and funds to help combat it.

It has bought land in Fiji to settle and is training its young people so they can find jobs and homes elsewhere and relieve the population burden on the island.

The country cannot sustain its population of about 100,000 with only 800 square kilometres made up of coral atolls.

Land is in short supply and Tong said Kiribati has to try to come up with options, including something as far out as constructing a floating island.


 “It’s like a spaceship. When I saw it it was like science fiction.”

No-one had offered to fund it yet and there was no time frame.


Those seeking help from the world needed to come up with their own solutions then find funds for them, he said.

We have an entire category on ‘climate refugees.’  Click here for more.   If we run out of refugees from Africa and the Middle East due to Islamist agitation, this is the next big wave of so-called “refugees” we will be expected to resettle in America (because it’s all our fault anyway, don’t ya know!).

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