[Greenbuilding] Climate refugees - What's the US quota?

sanjay jain sanjayjainuk at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Sep 17 05:25:50 PDT 2012


The documentary mentioned that many (300k I think) of Katrina's victims have not returned, but since it's hard to say Katrina was solely due to climate change I suppose it's hard to say they are climate refugees. 

Interesting point though, should displaced people in your own country count towards the quota?

~sanjay



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 From: Bob Waldrop <bob at bobwaldrop.net>
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I'd say that we have our own climate refugees, cf the many people who fled the Gulf during Katrina and who have not returned.

Bob Waldrop, Oklahoma City


On 9/16/2012 10:42 AM, sanjay jain wrote:

Hi all,
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>Saw an interesting documentary yesterday, "Climate Refugees" commentators asserted that we are already seeing climate refugees (Northern sub-Saharan Africa and island nations). In fact some island nations are looking to buy new nations for them selves.... in the next 2 to 5 decades we could be looking at 100s of millions of displaced peoples. 
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>One person suggested that countries should accept refugees in proportion to the climate change they have caused, hmm... not sure that's going to go down well in Washington!
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>~sanjay 
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