Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Australian Army to fight climate refugees

The herald sun has reported that Australia's Military will be called on to assist in more disaster and relief missions because of climate change.

A report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute also says defence forces might end up spending more time protecting borders against climate refugees.

Climate Refugees are apparently people who are fleeing their country in panic because of increased temperatures or water (temperate at a rate of 0.07 degrees per year, and water at a rate of 1mm/year - ohh the pain! Flee, Flee!)

At home, soldiers would need to respond to extreme weather such as cyclones, flooding and bushfires.

The effects of flooding in Asia and the Pacific caused by rising sea levels could produce large numbers of climate refugees, the report says.

Global warming increases cyclones? Umm, no Global warming increases floods? Umm, no. Global warming increases bush fires? Umm, no again

But increased sea levels? Ok, sea levels have been rising my 1mm a year, despite the IPCC saying that "No significant acceleration in the rate of sea level rise during the 20th century has been detected." But seriously, they expect people to be fleeing their country for Australia because of a 1mm increase in sea level rise per year?

Are they out of their mind?

"Mass movements of people may require more ADF border protection activities."

I don't think i need to answer the above question.

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