Monday, April 18, 2011

The UN disappears 50 million climate refugees, then botches the cover-up

In 2005, the UN predicted that there would be 50 million climate refugees by 2010 and provided a map showing the areas of highest risk.  We're not sure if it happened, but if it did, someone has pulled off the world's largest cover-up.  The UN apparently would rather forget the whole thing.  My question: Who got to them?

Fortunately, Anthony Watts has managed to recover the missing map with a little help from Google.  Follow the link for more info:

This is what the UNEP web page originally said:

Fifty million climate

 refugees by 2010. Today we find a world of asymmetric development, unsustainable natural resource use, and continued rural and urban poverty. There is general agreement about the current global environmental and development crisis. It is also known that the consequences of these global changes have the most devastating impacts on the poorest, who historically have had limited entitlements and opportunities for growth.

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