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Flashback 2008 – Climate change study predicts refugees fleeing into Antarctica

April 13, 2019

By Paul Homewood

Flashback to the Telegraph in 2008:


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.

Mr Madden said that most reports about climate change focused on scientific findings about carbon dioxide emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, without taking account of psychological or social responses.

"Historians of the future may look back on these as the ‘climate change years’," he said. "They will either look back on our generation as heroes or view us with incomprehension and disgust – as now we look back on those who allowed slavery."

He said the crystal ball survey did not seek to project what was most likely to happen, just some of the possibilities.

Bunch of loonies? Maybe, but the incredible thing is that they are still operating.


And they boast a number of well known “partners”:




M&S and Aviva might want to waste their money on virtue signalling, but do the Environment Agency really believe it is a sensible way to spend taxpayers’ money?



Meanwhile, millions have already flocked to Antarctica to enjoy the Mediterranean-like climate:


 Daylight view from Davis Station

  1. April 13, 2019 10:17 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  2. April 13, 2019 10:20 pm


  3. Wellers permalink
    April 13, 2019 11:34 pm

    This is Jonathan Porritt’s organisation. Take a look at Who We Are to learn more about their 57 well meaning amateurs. Goodness knows what they do all day besides reading the Guardian.

  4. Broadlands permalink
    April 14, 2019 1:29 am

    “Historians of the future may look back on these as the ‘climate change years’,” he said. “They will either look back on our generation as heroes or view us with incomprehension and disgust…”

    Anyone today who seriously believes that “our generation” can mitigate and control the Earth’s climate by quantitatively moving carbon and CO2 around will indeed be viewed with incomprehension, if not disgust. Even if it was possible, by the time “we” did that the climate will have moved past “us”. Incomprehension and stupidity?

  5. April 14, 2019 3:01 am

    So much to enjoy in that article, I have good and bad news for the good folk at Forum for the Future, the bad news first: most of Australia has enjoyed a net increase in rainfall since 1900:

    The good news is that the centre of Australia has already been abandoned over a decade earlier than predicted:

  6. John F. Hultquist permalink
    April 14, 2019 5:37 am

    Perhaps the Global Warming Policy Foundation or the Heartland Institute could contact the “Partners” and find out if they find the association with goof balls helpful.
    There are some really good science fiction and fantasy writers so why associate with a group that can’t write well or develop a plausible story line?

  7. Bertie permalink
    April 14, 2019 6:16 am

    “Whom the Gods would destroy they first make mad.”

  8. Immune to propaganda permalink
    April 14, 2019 7:21 am

    Groups like these will not quit and they feel no shame or embarrassment when their predictions ultimately fail. Many must have grown up in privileged homes where their parents haven’t taught them accountability or reality. Like Theresa May their delusional actions will not stop unless they are forced to stop.

    • April 14, 2019 8:42 am

      De-fund them (they usually receive some form of government grant) and remove their charitable status, it’s the only way.

  9. Tim Leeney permalink
    April 14, 2019 8:01 am

    Hang on Paul, “millions have already flocked to Antarctica “. Millions? Are you sure?

    • dave permalink
      April 14, 2019 9:00 am

      “…millions have already flocked to Antarctica…”

      Yes. Penguins; “flocking” is their “thing.”

      In the Arctic, the strong Westerly winds (which swap Polar air for slightly warmer Continental air) have died away and the temperature is normal for the time of year:

  10. Ian Phillips permalink
    April 14, 2019 10:27 am

    We witness the exaggerations and politicisation of “climate”, with small children now being set up to hold placards at demonstrations, with long words on they don’t understand the meaning of, never mind could spell. Their older brothers and sisters are now finding a good excuse to bunk off school during the working week on demos….also with close to zero understanding of the science or history of this narrative. Their parents probably still believe that polar bears are about to become extinct.
    The truth is still out there on climate..
    The very latest research by an unknown free-lancer is going to have to hit the headlines sooner or later. Conor McMenomie’s study of “The Nile Climate Engine” is now a possible explanation of the whole small measured global warming. The villain is not CO2 but the Aswan and other Nile dams. These have caused a nearly total “drying up” of evaporation, formally resulting from the annual vast Nile flooding. This has led to a loss of the cloud cover over central and northern Africa, an upset of the African Easterly Wave (AEW) responsible for the heat reflective cloud cover over the equatorial Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Since 96% of the warming effect is in the oceans, the author’s conclusion is we have found the true cause of warming, and it is AGW…but not linked to fossil fuels.
    Egypt and Ethiopia have taken this up with a view to plans for restoring the evaporations of Nile water over large areas towards rectifying this loss.

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      April 14, 2019 10:52 am

      It sounds like a bit of a leap to identify one cause for everything, but I have long thought that it was man’s land use activities/changes that have by far the greatest effect on temperature/weather experienced ‘on the ground’.

      The lack of warming over large parts of the USA has been explained by some scientists (who didn’t get the non-warming memo) on the farming activities/irrigation causing cooling.

  11. April 14, 2019 10:38 am

    No limit to the dumbness of climate dummies. All attempts to knock sense into them are ignored.

  12. Vernon E permalink
    April 14, 2019 12:03 pm

    Bertie: Amen to that.

  13. April 14, 2019 12:10 pm

    Have these wizards stop to think how much of Antarctica is actually on “terra firma” and how much is ice shelves which will surely melt and go away should their dream come true?

    I have avoided Target, which is near me, since they got confused on who were men and women on which day and which restroom men could use. Walmart has not succumbed to this confusion and it is less than a block from the confused Target.

    Companies should once more discover that they are in the business of providing goods and services rather than virtue signaling. Much of the so-called boycotts by the left are actually contrived. They tried this on Rush Limbaugh to target his advertisers. He spent the time and resources to track it down. Turns out it is conducted by about 10 liberal college people who use Twitter in a way which causes it to appear to be thousands. He knows their names and addresses.

  14. dennisambler permalink
    April 15, 2019 11:13 pm

    FftF seem to have a problem with gender equality. Only 12 males out of a staff of 57, 21%. I wonder if they have pay parity?

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