CLIMATE NEGLIGENCE January 31, 2013Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming (climate change).
We did not see this problem coming did we?
OK, so we were trying to understand climate sensitivity, and whether or not the evidence was conclusive. Never mind that those most able to understand these questions have reached an overwhelming conclusion.
Deutsche Wella reports:
Millions of people worldwide are fleeing their homes because of environmental disasters. But the conditions in which the refugees have to take up residence in neighboring countries isn’t regulated by international law.
In recent years, the world has experienced a rise in the number of natural disasters, which could be attributed to climate change. As a result, more and more people are fleeing from the consequences of climate change, experts say. It is estimated that there are between 100,000 and 200,000 Somalis who have fled to refugee camps in neighboring Kenya because of changing climactic conditions.
They weren’t only driven away from their country by war, but also by drought and famine. Many of the families involved, now just barely surviving in refugee camps, once lived as nomads. The animals that secured their livelihoods died of hunger, leaving them with no perspective and nowhere to turn. But more problematic is their future plight. The international community is yet to come up with effective strategies to deal with refugees of this type.
Western countries bear at least moral responsibility for this suffering, says Swiss law expert Walter Kälin. Industrialized countries created a lot of the conditions that are responsible for climate change – like the cars and factories that led to huge amounts of carbon emissions. As a result, up to 150 million people could be displaced as a result of climage change by 2050, according to a worst-case scenario projection by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
200 million refugees have been predicted worldwide by 2050:
This is the way justice works.