Grasping. At. Straws.
The UN junk scientists meeting this week in Cancun released a study that claims that illegal immigration is caused by global warming.
Just when you think you’ve heard everything, we’re told that impoverished Mexicans are fleeing north to escape global warming.
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Despite the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), vast natural resources and bright, hard-working people, the host country for the Cancun climate summit remains impoverished. Wealth and power are still concentrated in relatively few powerful Mexican families. Employment and economic opportunities are few. The government is plagued with corruption. The state-owned oil company Pemex cannot keep even its best fields operating efficiently. Remittances from the US remain a major part of Mexico’s economy. Impoverished millions are deprived of access to energy and forced to eke out a bare living through backbreaking subsistence farming.
Far worse, the drug cartels are kidnapping, torturing and murdering with impunity. Sheriffs, soldiers and entire families are being gunned down. Drug-related violence has claimed more than 30,000 lives over the past four years. Entire downs are being vacated. And the slaughter has become more gruesome and appalling with every passing month – capped off by last week’s news that a FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY has admitted to a series of murders and beheadings for the Beltran Leyva Cartel.
Is there any wonder why people are still trying to get to the United States, despite the US economic downturn and persistent high unemployment? But no. Now we learn the real reason.
According to a new study in the “prestigious” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they are leaving because of climate change! And the problem will only get worse, as more farms and water supplies dry up. By 2080, up to 6.7 million Mexican campesinos could be heading north, to escape droughts worse than anything since the Nature-driven Dust Bowl or Anasazi and Mayan desiccations.