Heartland Institute friend Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) was a guest recently on Sun News to discuss the case of a “climate refugee.” Tom talked about a man from the tiny archepelago nation of Kiribati who’s work permit expired in New Zealand and wants to stay there. So what does he claim? That because of climate change he cannot return home due to sea-level rise.
Harris, points out the problem with this claim is that even when sea level rise was at its peak during World War II it was only .6 millimeters per year. It would take thousands of years for this “climate refugee” to be affected. Tom then goes on to discuss that bowing to claims like this would have wide-rippling effects.
For instance, the government of the Czech Republic is currently being sued by Micronesia because of their coal stations and the belief that the Maldives are sinking. The initiations of these claims are coming from the belief in a false problem being pushed by both media and universities.