First Home Invasions Caused by Climate Change

 
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11 February 2019 13:49
 

http://www.wlox.com/2019/02/11/polar-bears-invade-russian-town/

World Wildlife Fund Russia blamed the polar bear invasion on disappearing sea ice in the area because of climate change.

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2017/nov/03/three-degree-world-cities-drowned-global-warming

Home invasions?  Imagine what will happen when coastal cities around the world are flooded and millions of desperate, homeless, hungry people are on the move.  Border walls?  Gated communities with armed guards?

Trump on his white horse shouting “Hoax!  Hoax!” to his evangelical followers?

  London at the gates of Liverpool?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKbVfq8wc7Y

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13 February 2019 12:34
 

The flooding of the coastal cities I expect will be a big problem for those with homes on the coast. I don’t expect they will turn into roving criminal bands of homeless people. They are the kind of people with intelligence and income, and they will just move inland. The most troubling effects would be of central relevance to Trump’s current platform. The tropics will become much less hospitable. Fresh water of aquifers and rivers is now being depleted all over the tropics, and on top of that climate change will increase the frequency of both droughts and intolerably-hot heat waves. Fleeing both starvation and heat, refugee migrations will increase exponentially along every geographic stretch from south to north, and that includes South America to North America. Arguably, this already happened with the Syrian refugee crisis—the civil war was provoked by a four-year drought, the worst drought they had in 900 years. I expect the refugees will become true invasions, not just metaphorical invasions. They will be organized and armed. They will blame the nations to the north for their problems, and they will be at least partly correct. They will try to collect a debt.

 
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Abel Dean - 13 February 2019 12:34 PM

The flooding of the coastal cities I expect will be a big problem for those with homes on the coast. I don’t expect they will turn into roving criminal bands of homeless people. They are the kind of people with intelligence and income, and they will just move inland. The most troubling effects would be of central relevance to Trump’s current platform. The tropics will become much less hospitable. Fresh water of aquifers and rivers is now being depleted all over the tropics, and on top of that climate change will increase the frequency of both droughts and intolerably-hot heat waves. Fleeing both starvation and heat, refugee migrations will increase exponentially along every geographic stretch from south to north, and that includes South America to North America. Arguably, this already happened with the Syrian refugee crisis—the civil war was provoked by a four-year drought, the worst drought they had in 900 years. I expect the refugees will become true invasions, not just metaphorical invasions. They will be organized and armed. They will blame the nations to the north for their problems, and they will be at least partly correct. They will try to collect a debt.

Bangladesh has a population of 165 million - more people than Russia.  It’s the 9th most populous country in the world.  https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-unfolding-tragedy-of-climate-change-in-bangladesh/

The Unfolding Tragedy of Climate Change in Bangladesh
A three-foot rise in sea level would submerge almost 20 percent of the country and displace more than 30 million people—and the actual rise by 2100 could be significantly more -  By Robert Glennon on April 21, 2017