May 19, 2013

30 Million Flee their homes in 2012

A new report shows that over 30 million people were forced to flee their homes in 2012 by climate-related extreme weather disasters … [Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Publications]

It is increasingly likely that hundreds of millions of people per year will be displaced from their homelands in the near future as a result of global warming. 

That must be what Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil means when he says "We'll adapt."

"Changes to weather patterns that move crop production areas around -- we'll adapt to that. It's an engineering problem and it has engineering solutions," Tillerson said. 

Bill McKibben comments - "Crop production areas are what folks from Vermont call farms." 

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