Thursday, July 14, 2011

People will migrate if survival depends on it

As the NATO/US Libyan adventure goes sour, with charges of rebel responsibility for civilian casualties, I want to return to something I've written about before: for European nations, the problematic Libyan war aims to create a bulwark state that will inhibit the flow of climate change refugees from Africa to their continent.

The current drought in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya provides a preview of the migration that increasing desertification caused by human-induced warming is likely to set off. This is only the beginning. Here's al Jazeera's report.

Meanwhile, people suffer and aid agencies are doing what they can. Here's Oxfam America's drought appeal.

H/t International Relations.

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