“13 million Americans could become climate refugees” Or something


(CBS News) More than 13 million Americans could become climate refugees by 2100 if the worst sea-level rise comes to pass, new research suggests.

Rising seas caused by climate change could permanently flood hundreds of U.S. counties, according to the study. The hardest-hit county will be Miami-Dade, Florida, where 2 million people could be forced to relocate. In fact, Florida is home to about half of these potential U.S. climate refugees. (Snip)

In the NOAA’s worst-case scenario, the oceans will rise about 6 feet (1.8 meters), on average, by 2100. These NOAA estimates account for permanent coastal flooding but not other potential hazards of climate change, such as increased hurricane numbers and intensity or storm surges.

If there is no climate change mitigation, 13 million people would be forced to move because their homes become partially submerged under water, the researchers found. In a better scenario, with only 3 feet (0.9 m) of sea-level rise, only 4.2 million people would be forced to move, the study found.

Of course, the actual data from taking actual measurements shows nothing even close. But, we can’t let Facts get in the way of a good garbage in garbage out computer model driven hysteria, now, can we?

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5 Responses to ““13 million Americans could become climate refugees” Or something”

  1. jl says:

    Is this just another “moving of the goal posts” from the 50 million climate refugees of several years ago that turned into another spectacularly bad “prediction”? Why would these clowns be anymore believable today? And more weasel words-“if” the worst comes to past.

  2. Dana says:

    My current home is at 650 ft above sea level, and the farm is between 620 and 635 ft above sea level. Somehow, I’m not worried.

  3. Jeffery says:

    As the Earth continues to warm, the oceans will rise. The poor Blacks and Hispanics should move from Miami to near one of dana’s government-paid-for homes. After all, they helped pay for them. Maybe he could shoot them if they stepped on his property.

  4. john says:

    well Dana you have another reason not to worry.
    In the year 2100 you will be dead.
    JL Glanton please note that prediction used the word “could” The prediction also was not solely for climate change but for all environmental changes including such things as pollution https://asiancorrespondent.com/2011/04/the-origins-of-the-50-million-climate-refugees-prediction/
    Talk about moving the goal post !!!

  5. jay says:

    When I was in school they taught us the “scientific method”. It goes something like this: 1. Propose a theory. 2. Construct an experiment to test that theory. 3. Evaluate the results of the experiment to see if it confirms or refutes the theory.

    The power of science has always been in that final step. If the experimental results are not what your theory predicted, then your theory if flawed and must be modified or abandoned. This is how real science works. It is how science progresses in a way that other fields do not. Read Plato’s Republic, for example. The ancient Greeks debated pretty much the same political ideas that we do today: socialism versus free enterprise; monarchy versus democracy; etc. Because it’s not easy to construct an experiment to prove that one form of government is or is not better than another, because people do not behave consistently predictably and we disagree about what is “better”.

    And this is why “climate science” is not a real science. Ten years ago the global warming folks predicted that world temperatures would skyrocket in the following decade. Now we look back and see that temperatures stayed pretty much the same, the experiment gave results that were practically the opposite of the prediction. So did they modify the theory? Of course not. They came up with ad hoc explanations for why the experiment proved nothing. They stopped saying “global warming” and started saying “global climate change” to evade the fact that there was no warming. Rather than modifying the theory, they called for political action to punish people who questioned the theory.

    A scientist says, “Look at the experimental results. Can you spot a flaw in the set up of the experiment or the conclusions I derived?” A political activist says, “We don’t need any experiments! Our theory is obviously true, and if you don’t believe it, you should be thrown in jail.”

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