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Climate change study predicts refugees fleeing into Antarctica

December 29, 2017
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By Paul Homewood

 

In 2011, experts said that millions of refugees would be forced to migrate to Antarctica by 2030:

 

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Climate change will force refugees to move to Antarctica by 2030, researchers have predicted.

Among future scenarios are the Olympics being held in cyberspace and central Australia being abandoned, according to the think tank report.

Forum for the Future, a research body committed to sustainable development, said they wanted to stir debate about how to avert the worst effects of global warming by presenting a radical set of ‘possible futures’.
There will be a shift towards greater energy efficiency, where desalination plants will run on solar power will turn the Sahara green.

Refugees are expected to move to Antarctica because of the rising temperatures that will see the population of the continent increase to 3.5 million people by 2040.

As the world fails to act on climate change, researchers predict that global trade will collapse as oil prices break through $400 a barrel and electrical appliances will get automatically turned off when households exceed energy quotas.

Peter Madden, head of the Forum, said: "We still have the chance to alter the future. This is what the world could be like and some of these options are not very pleasant."

Australia and Oklahoma will be abandoned because of water shortages and athletes will stay at home in the world’s first virtual Olympics, competing against each other in virtual space with billions of spectators.

The climate study envisages a shift to a service based economy, people no longer owning cars but using bicycles and the eastern seaboard of the United States being protected by an eco-concrete wall that generates power from waves and tidal surges.

https://web.archive.org/web/20110731095227/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/3353247/Climate-change-study-predicts-refugees-fleeing-into-Antarctica.html

 

No, it was not April 1st.

And yes, Forum for the Future is a serious organisation, listing a whole host of partners, such as:

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https://www.forumforthefuture.org/

 

Still, they might be on to something!

 

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41 Comments
  1. Bulaman permalink
    December 29, 2017 6:39 pm

    Hasn’t cracked zero (+ve) this season so far.

    https://www.usap.gov/videoclipsandmaps/mcmwebcam.cfm

  2. December 29, 2017 6:49 pm

    No one will remember this BS by 2030.

    • Joe Public permalink
      December 29, 2017 7:28 pm

      With the internet + Wayback Machine, nothing gets forgotten.

    • Barbara Ramik-Mitchell permalink
      December 30, 2017 5:25 pm

      No one will remember … but we deplorable deniers will be sure to remind them! We’re helpful that way. 😉

  3. Marcos permalink
    December 29, 2017 7:04 pm

    Idiots, nothing more, nothing less

  4. December 29, 2017 7:27 pm

    Peter Madden (OBE for services to sustainable development). It would appear he’s moved from non-job to non-job, without doing any useful work, and mostly at the tax-payers’ expense – in other words, he is a complete waste of space.

    “I lead Forum for the Future’s 75 staff on our mission to save the planet. We help to create – and then implement the strategies and innovations needed to prosper in a low-carbon world. I am an expert on issues ranging from futures and innovation, to sustainable business and smart cities.

    Previously, I worked as Head of Policy at the Environment Agency, as Ministerial Adviser to the British Government, as Director of Green Alliance and as Head of Policy at Christian Aid. I am currently a Board member of the London Sustainability Exchange and sit on the Advisory Council for the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability.”

    • Derek Buxton permalink
      December 29, 2017 10:15 pm

      Oh dear, another idiot preying on the poor and vulnerable and totally ignorant of anything. Typical bureaucrat, out to steal as much as he can from the People, totally useless!

  5. December 29, 2017 7:27 pm

    Of course if any of those undesirable outcomes couldn’t be ruled out, it would be as the result of government policy and nothing to do with climate change.

  6. December 29, 2017 7:32 pm

    I see Urmee has found her spiritual home at CNN

    She’s trying to get into fiction full time.

    .

    • John Palmer permalink
      December 29, 2017 10:13 pm

      What’s the opposite of cream rising to the top, pray?

      • Sean permalink
        December 29, 2017 10:30 pm

        $hit flows downhill

      • dave permalink
        December 30, 2017 9:53 am

        Lord Mountbatten used to relate the story of how, when his ship was sunk and he was swimming for his life, he encountered a Chief Petty Officer and they stayed together. After a while the CPO said , reflectively, “Is it not interesting, Sir, how, on occasions such as this, the scum always rises to the surface?”

      • December 30, 2017 12:48 pm

        I’ve heard it as “cream rises, but scum floats.”

  7. Robert Jones permalink
    December 29, 2017 7:38 pm

    I remember Forum for the Future when I worked in London in the late-90s. AGW was just about getting into its early stride and Jonathon Porritt (Founder of FffF) and the then-yet-to-be-ennobled Lord Deben were trumpeting the need for environmental restraint. Frankly they weren’t getting a lot of traction, but it was useful to give them a slot at a conference to ring the changes a bit. The only memorable advice that I remember Deben ever offering was to turn off the TV at the wall and thereby prevent the standby light draining the National Grid overnight.

    It is a surprise to see that FffF still exists. However, staffed as it seems to be with committed young people with zeal and honesty shining from their eyes it can obviously still fill a 30-minute slot at the annual conference?

  8. Dung permalink
    December 29, 2017 7:45 pm

    Hopefully Messrs Madden & friends will be moving up north fairly quickly to save their talents for posterity (go get ’em polar bears!)

    • Dung permalink
      December 29, 2017 9:53 pm

      OK that should be down South not up North, I think my brain will be waiting when they get there 🙂

      • Athelstan permalink
        December 30, 2017 6:40 am

        You can go north to get south, it just takes a while longer, and you never know, the poles might reverse!! – its a natural fing – man! Um, in the meantime, though if you’re a politician, NGO greenie, met office drone, anyone at the UN and their side branch in Brussels – your moral compass went haywire forever ago.

  9. John F. Hultquist permalink
    December 29, 2017 8:00 pm

    to Antarctica by 2030,

    Is there a place where I can place the opposite bet?

    These folks are stupendously stupid.
    The 2 dates in the article are 2030 and 2040. My bet:
    At neither time will Antarctica be noticeably different than it is today.

    It could get hit by an asteroid the size of London. That would change things. And is of higher probability than 3,500,000 poor folks moving there.

  10. mikewaite permalink
    December 29, 2017 8:10 pm

    Interestingly, if you click on the archive .web link in the posting you also find another Telegraph article for the same period :

    -Polar bear climate scientist investigated over ‘misconduct’
    A biologist who claimed polar bears were drowning because of melting ice caps has been placed on administrative leave as officials investigate scientific misconduct allegations.-

    Apparently this claim appeared in Gore’s movie and no doubt propelled that once responsible and gifted naturalist, David Attenborough, down the primrose path to pathetic exaggeration.

  11. Bruce of Newcastle permalink
    December 29, 2017 9:36 pm

    We should lay on a rescue ship for CAGW believers.
    Collect them all before it is too late and sail to Antarctica.
    We can call it the B Ark.

    • Derek Buxton permalink
      December 29, 2017 10:21 pm

      Or further afield as in “hitch hikers guide”, where the useless prats were sent of to a far off planet first, to get shut of them. Could we soon copy the example….please!

  12. Dave Ward permalink
    December 29, 2017 9:56 pm

    “Listing a whole host of partners, such as:”

    “The Crown Estate”

    I guess that will mean Prince Charles is involved, which might explain things somewhat.

    • John Palmer permalink
      December 29, 2017 10:15 pm

      Yes…. Go Chuckie!!!

  13. TimRules! permalink
    December 29, 2017 10:19 pm

    But-but-but, they’re [i]researchers[/i] so we should just shut up, listen and do what they say.

  14. Beale permalink
    December 29, 2017 10:27 pm

    You first, Mr. Madden.

  15. Green Sand permalink
    December 30, 2017 1:07 am

    2008? Heady AGW days!

    It was about then the Met Office produced the following gem!

    “We also studied the potential changes in demand as our seasons are altered under climate change – such as an expected shift in peak power demand to the summer as people rely more on air conditioning.”

    At the time I emailed the few contacts I had at the MO and suggested they carry out a poll to find out how many people there actually believed the statement. No answers were forthcoming!

    It’s still there:-

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/services/climate-services/uk/ukcp/impacts/energy

    I love it being under the heading “What have we done?”

    • Athelstan permalink
      December 30, 2017 6:48 am

      It is my opinion that, throughout the corridors of the wet office, there is a renewed fervour for the great green lies, the impetus for this in the main though not exclusively is HMG and probably prompted by any number of sources, including foreign governance inspired; the media and corporate blob, certain rapacious nation digesting investment banks and their partners in crime.

    • Heather permalink
      December 30, 2017 7:30 am

      That heading should probably be modified to read “Oh my God, what have we done?”

  16. December 30, 2017 1:48 am

    Well, they are just a bit premature with the significant polar warming. Maybe in about 200 million years when incoming solar radiation is about 2% higher than now, any humans or our descendants remaining (new species maybe?) could easily be moving toward the poles. Of course by then Antarctica might not be at the south pole and no telling what will be at the north pole. All the polar ice should be fully melted and sea levels much higher.

  17. December 30, 2017 1:50 am

    And another thought. When I was young a few years back, I remember hearing about “yellow journalism”. Perhaps now we have “yellow science” on a par with “yellow snow”.

  18. Sheri permalink
    December 30, 2017 2:36 am

    Science fiction mascarading as science. As my professor used to say “Anything is possible. It’s probable we need to be concerned with.”

  19. Heather permalink
    December 30, 2017 7:27 am

    That was good for a ROFL …

  20. Bitter&twisted permalink
    December 30, 2017 8:33 am

    Is this another Professor Wadhams prediction?

    • Athelstan permalink
      December 30, 2017 9:32 am

      you made oi larf.

  21. RAH permalink
    December 30, 2017 10:56 am

    Just move every cretin that writes this doomsday fantasy trash or believes or promotes it down to Antarctica. No carbon based or nuclear fuels allowed. Everything must be 100% sustainable. No rescue, survive in our Antarctic world on 100% sustainable energy and foods or die. Problem solved in less than a month.

    • dave permalink
      December 30, 2017 11:50 am

      I enjoyed the recent animated film, “The Penguins of Madagascar.” The militaristic penguins are a secondary plot/running joke. Early on in the film, they hijack a container ship and force it to go to the promised land – Antarctica. Later, you see them just standing, on a boring white plain, under the huge bow of the ship. One mutters after a while “Well. This certainly sucks.” And they go back to Madagascar.

  22. Rowland H permalink
    December 30, 2017 11:09 am

    Deep in the bunkers of the UN are, I believe, plans for the world population to be reduced to 500 million………

    • Malcolm Bell permalink
      December 30, 2017 7:16 pm

      Hooray.

  23. December 30, 2017 12:49 pm

    Look at the bright side. They will have coal to mine for heat and electricity when they get there.

  24. Broadlands permalink
    December 30, 2017 5:00 pm

    Have they forgotten about the “ozone hole”? Will they all get “zapped” when the Sun shows back up to warm them up?

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