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Global Warming Means More Illegal Aliens

From the very scientific Scientific American:

Climate Change May Mean More Mexican Immigration

A reduction in crop yields could spur even more migration from south to north, a new analysis finds

By David Biello   

July 26, 2010  

Climate change’s impacts on crop yields may force as many as seven million Mexicans to emigrate to the U.S. over the next 70 years, according to research published July 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study is among the first to attempt to put hard numbers on questions about "environmental refugees" that may be caused by climate change.

"There is a significant response of emigration from Mexico to past climate variations," says atmospheric scientist Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University, an author of the study. "Climate changes predicted by the global circulation models would cause several percent of the Mexican population to move north [if] all other factors are held constant."

We are confused. Is Mr. Oppenheimer suggesting that Mexican “migration” is a bad thing? Does Princeton University know that he harbors such hateful views?

Based on historical patterns of emigration, crop yield and climate change between 1995 and 2005, the researchers project that as much as 10 percent of Mexico’s population could be forced to migrate in coming decades. In essence, for every 10 percent reduction in crop yield as a result of climate change an additional 2 percent of Mexicans would emigrate. The U.S. National Research Council (NRC) estimates that every degree Celsius of warming in global average temperatures means a 5 to 15 percent drop in yield, particularly for corn, in North America.

Even Phil Jones, the top researcher at the CRU in East Anglia University, admits there has been no increase in global temperature – no global warming — between 1995 to 2005. So there was no "climate change between 1995 and 2005."

So how can these "researchers" project that migration will increase? This is obviously a preposterously flawed study, even according to the CRU’s own database.

The number of climate refugees could be significant, anywhere from 1.4 million to 6.7 million Mexicans, depending on how much warming actually occurs.

Again, if they are basing their projection on the years 1995 to 2005, no warming actually occured. So there should be no increase in "climate refugees." 

The researchers attempted to account for other variables that governed migration in the past—from the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to U.S. border control policy—and isolate the impact of climate change. "For NAFTA, we took special pains to ensure the robustness of the result by comparing Mexican states that were greatly affected by NAFTA with those which were not," Oppenheimer says.

But the study relies on census data to estimate actual emigration, and it assumes that climate change’s impact on maize production—for example, via drought—caused migration in the past and will cause it again in future

We call it ‘corn.’ — And for one last time, since the years they chose for their projection had no climate change, there should not be any change in the impact on "maize production."

By the way, actually how many Mexicans are still dependent upon farming for their livelihood? We suspect it is a very small number. And of that small number, we suspect that very few of them will be willing to give up their farms to come to the US to become busboys.

In any case, even if this report made sense (and it does not), isn’t this an argument for man made ‘global warming’? Aren’t we told daily that the US is enriched by the influx of illegal aliens from south of the border?

The pretend scientists and the pretend media can’t have it both ways.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Global Warming Means More Illegal Aliens”

  1. NoNeoCommies says:

    They are firing a preemptive strike against our right to control the border!
    Calling them “refugees” will be the crack in the door they use to force their way in.
    We need to spend a few billion dollars on agricultural assistance to keep them at home.

    When the Irish potato famine hit, we tried to send corn, but the Brits wouldn’t let us.
    Let’s hope that Mexico lets us send food instead of taking on more of their people, since they don;t want to assimilate the way the Irish did.

  2. bill says:

    Yep, the fruit in our south Florida ranch suffered so much global warming damage this winter that it was half black.

    And if the sun doesn’t resume it’s merry hot self, the ice age is sure to come, meaning migration to Mexico will soon follow.

    Oops I forgot truth is not what the lies of global warming are all about, now is it.

    I wonder how our food crops are faring???

  3. fallingpianos says:

    And of those few Mexicans dependent of farming for their livelihood, how much you wanna bet most of them aren’t growing crops for food?

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