In 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme predicted that climate change would create 50 million climate refugees by 2010. These people, it was said, would flee a range of disasters including sea level rise, increases in the numbers and severity of hurricanes, and disruption to food production.
Gavin Atkins has been doing a series over at Asian Correspondent trying to track down these 50 million missing climate refugees and I thought I’d keep a list of his articles on the subject here, for ease of reference.
What happened to the climate refugees? (April 11, 2011)
Cover up: UN tries to erase failed climate refugee prediction (April 16, 2011)
50m climate refugee claims: It’s all about money for the UN (April 19, 2011)
Reaction to the 50 million climate refugee prediction (April 22, 2011)
The origins of the 50 million climate refugees prediction (April 23, 2011)
50 million climate refugees – the search continues (May 9, 2011)
The Alaskan climate refugees who never left (June 14, 2011)
I’ll try to keep this list updated as the hunt continues.
…as I told him after his May 9 article was published, “Mate, you’re gonna need a bigger milk carton” :)
Anyone with Photoshop skills out there want to step up..?