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February 8, 2009

Who will take Australian refugees?

Filed under: Climate change,refugee — Nayano @ 7:52 am
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Energy Secretary Steven Chu is featured on the Global Warming Change.org blog warning of not more agriculture at all in the state, and cities being abandoned.

The LA Times quotes Chu:

“I don’t think the American public has gripped in its gut what could happen,” Chu said.

I had much the same thought this morning when I woke up to the news of  “Absolute devastation: Victoria gutted by deadly bushfires.”

“Victoria is braced for a day of mourning, with the death toll from the state’s rampant bushfires expected to pass 40. Fourteen deaths have been confirmed so far. Six people have been killed at Kinglake, four at Wandong, three at Strathewen and one at Clonbinane.

The number of houses destroyed is also expected to climb, with at least 100 already confirmed, and steady reports of destruction continuing to filter in.”

This news came on top of what has been nearly two weeks of absurd temperatures of up to 46 degrees in Adelaide, with co many heat-related deaths that the city morgue could no longer cope, on top of little or no rain for many months. I began to wonder if the time was coming when we Australians would become the unthinkable: refugees from climate change.

(See my previous post “climate change, migration and environmental refugees’)

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