Monday, April 16, 2007

Refugees from Climate Disruption

The Toronto Star carries a story (by Peter Martyn) about population movements as a result of climate instability.

"The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's "Fourth Assessment Report" this month adds to our collective ability to grasp the impact our industrialized lifestyle is having on our future. Problem is, it's still far too easy to rationalize what's happening...

"The first climate-change refugees are already in motion. Europe is feeling the pressure and it's growing daily. Canada cannot be far behind.

"Drought and famine rank right up there with war, pestilence and population growth as reasons people flee what the IPCC calls "low latitudes," that is, countries near the equator..."

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