Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Friday, 23 September 2016

Obama warns global warming could SUBMERGE cities and lead to NEW migration crisis

From the Express - GLOBAL warming could submerge cities and lead to a new global migration crisis, Barack Obama has warned.

"Speaking for the final time as US commander-in-chief at the UN General Assembly, he pleaded for “urgency” before climate change caused a nightmare scenario.

The outgoing president also warned human-caused environmental changes could lead to food shortages and new wars breaking out between starving countries.

He said: “If we don’t act boldly, the bill that could come due will be mass migrations, and cities submerged and nations displaced, and food supplies decimated, and conflicts born of despair.”He highlighted the role poorer countries needed to play in stopping such a situation, and the help richer nations needed to give them, as he added his support for a £7.7billion Green Climate Fund.

He said: “It should only be the beginning. We need to invest in research and provide market incentives to develop new technologies, and then make these technologies accessible and affordable for poorer countries.

“And only then can we continue lifting all people up from poverty without condemning our children to a planet beyond their capacity to repair.”

The full article can be read here.

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