Skip to comments.Oxfam predicts millions more victims of climate
Posted on 04/20/2009 5:38:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Hundreds of millions of people will become victims of climate change-related disasters over the next six years, Oxfam said Tuesday, urging governments to change the way they respond to such events.
The British-based aid and development charity estimated the number of people affected by climatic disasters would rise by 54 percent to 375 million people a year on average by 2015, based on data on similar disasters since 1980.
In a new report, it warned that humanitarian aid spending and the way it was allocated was far from prepared to meet the challenge.
"The response is often fickle -- too little, too late and not good enough," said Oxfam chief executive Barbara Stocking.
"The system can barely cope with the current levels of disasters and could be overwhelmed by a substantial increase in numbers of people affected. There must be a fundamental reform of the system."
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We’ve been wasting all this money and time hunting Osama when it was climate all along. Idiots!
If the seas rise, the pirates win.
Back during the Cooling Panic of the 70’s, scientists were telling us that a warmer globe means better farming conditions. Wha hoppen to all that?
Let me guess, Oxfam needs more “resources”.
Right, let's get rid of despotic governments cruelly exploiting their people and the liberal aid orgs soothing the soiled consciences of our own libs.
Oxfam is a joke. It is pasty white English marxists hand wringing about 3rd World people while the Muslims are taking over their country.
Climate Change has already destroyed Barry Obama’s mind. I wonder what other horrors it may cause?
We need to build about 5000 furnaces around the world that will burn trash at relatively high temperatures. It would burn hot enough to release soot into the air as well as burn hot enough to produce energy that the locals can use.
We can shred all of our tires and plastics and use them in the building of roads. This would take care of several of our problems.
Oh wait, we tried all of this in the 70’s and the libs screamed NIMBY....
100’s of millions. And that is just the taxpayers of the US.
the leftist smell blood with obama and they will go to ever more extreme agendas as obama progresses his culture of corruption agenda.The idea of global warming is a fringe idea that has taken on the power of a worldwide hoax that will crush freedom and capitalism. The next ice age is upon us more than likely,and yes many will suffer and die from freezing and starving because we chose a hoax over truth.
You know what...you made me drop my beads!
I predict that all one hundred billion odd people who have lived since the dawn of man were killed in some way by global “climate change”.
|The British-based aid and development charity estimated the number of people affected by climatic disasters would rise by 54 percent to 375 million people a year on average by 2015
(Gets out slide rule).
Let's see, we have a 54% rise in six years. So this year 244 million will be affected, and by 2015 375 million per year will be affected. So in (click, click) 40 years, 2049, every single person on Earth will be hit by a natural disaster, and by 2051 everyone will get whacked twice a year, then four times a year, and then eight times a year, and pretty soon there will be worldwide hurricanes twice a day, everywhere.
Isn't extrapolation wonderful? Such is the state of Climate Science.
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