From the UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE and the “U.N. disappeared 50 million climate refugees that never happened” department, with a nod to the one actual climate refugee that was asking for relocation based on that argument and was denied, comes this laughable press release. “Climagration” was first thrust into the lexicon back in 2009 by the New York Times, and it is just as irrelevant today, as it was then, as referenced by the last sentence in the press release, bold mine.
Climigration? UNH expert explores threat of climate change on populations
What: “Climigration? Population and Climate in the North”
Who: Lawrence Hamilton, professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, shares new findings about the growing risk of climigration.
When: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Room 313
Why: The term climigration, referring to migration caused by climate change, originally was coined for Arctic Alaska towns forced to relocate. Some historical movements have been attributed to climate change, but closer study tends to find multiple causes, making it difficult to quantify the climate contribution. Clearer attribution might come from comparisons of migration rates among places that are similar in most respects, apart from known climatic impacts. Hamilton applies this approach using annual 1990-2015 migration time series on 43 Arctic Alaska towns and villages. Although climigration is not detectable to date, growing risks make either planned or unplanned movements unavoidable in the near future.
The only REAL Climagration occurs in the winter, by tourists, using fossil-fueled aircraft.
A snowbird is a person who moves from the higher latitudes and colder climates of the northern United States and Canada and migrates southward in winter to warmer locales such as Florida, California, Arizona, Texas, or elsewhere along the Sun Belt of the southern United States, Mexico, and areas of the Caribbean. – Wikipedia