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    Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision

    Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules - CNN

    Refugees fleeing the effects of the climate crisis cannot be forced to return home by their adoptive countries, a United Nations panel has ruled, in a landmark decision that could open the door to a flood of legal claims by displaced people around the world.The UN's Human Rights Committee was making a judgment on the case of Ioane Teitiota, who applied for protection from New Zealand after claiming his life was at risk in his home country of Kiribati. The Pacific island is at risk of becoming the first country to disappear under rising sea levels.
    The committee ruled against Teitiota on the basis that his life was not at imminent risk -- but it also outlined that countries could violate people's international rights if they force them back to countries where climate change poses an immediate threat.
    "Without robust national and international efforts, the effects of climate change in receiving states may expose individuals to a violation of their rights," its ruling said.
    Here we go- expect millions of people to proclaim that their islands are sinking (even thought theyre not) all in the name of climate change, so that they can go to other countries and get free money, homes, and healthcare. The scam is on.

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    Re: Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision

    Agreed, this will be weaponized very quickly.
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    Re: Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision

    Just need to demonstrate that there is some sort of bad thing happening due to a slightly warmer world.

    You would think that would be easy.

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    Re: Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision

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    Here we go- expect millions of people to proclaim that their islands are sinking (even thought theyre not) all in the name of climate change, so that they can go to other countries and get free money, homes, and healthcare. The scam is on.
    Nothing quite captures the fear, xenophobia and parochialism of the flat earth American far right wing like this post did.

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    Re: Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision

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    Here we go- expect millions of people to proclaim that their islands are sinking (even thought theyre not) all in the name of climate change, so that they can go to other countries and get free money, homes, and healthcare. The scam is on.
    I fail to see the controversy. If someone claims asylum on the basis their life is at risk but it isn't, they'll loose in court, which is exactly what happened here. I suspect the story is on the base of the panel making the factual statement that if the claimants life was at risk they would have a legitimate asylum claim and that they lost on the basis of facts, not policy.

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    Re: Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision

    Move along......... nothing happening here:

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    Re: Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision

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    Here we go- expect millions of people to proclaim that their islands are sinking (even thought theyre not) all in the name of climate change, so that they can go to other countries and get free money, homes, and healthcare. The scam is on.


    The United Nations has outlived its usefulness.

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    Re: Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision

    Seems like they could move to Fiji where the previous President purchased 6,000 acres:

    An Island Nation Turns Away from Climate Migration, Despite Rising Seas | InsideClimate News
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    Re: Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision

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    Here we go- expect millions of people to proclaim that their islands are sinking (even thought theyre not) all in the name of climate change, so that they can go to other countries and get free money, homes, and healthcare. The scam is on.
    It is too hot in Central America due to Climate Change so we should throw open our border to the MS-13 refugees

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    Re: Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision

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    Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules - CNN

    Here we go- expect millions of people to proclaim that their islands are sinking (even thought theyre not) all in the name of climate change, so that they can go to other countries and get free money, homes, and healthcare. The scam is on.
    It isn't as if the UN has any authority. They can pontificate all they like, it doesn't change anything.

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