Eventually we’ll notice the effects of climate change.
Will we be queuing at the border?
You’ve seen that laugh-aloud parody, American Liberals Sneaking Across Border Into Canada.
“. . . Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage and renting all the good Susan Sarandon movies.
“ ‘I feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can’t support them,’ an Ottawa resident said. ‘How many art-history majors does one country need? . . .’ “
This could become no joke. Virtually all climate projections show northern Canada and Siberia warming faster than any other land areas. A UCLA professor’s new book is subtitled Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future.
“Across southern Europe, western North America, the Middle East, and southern Africa, river flows are projected to fall 10- 30% by 2050. However, they will increase by a similar amount across northern Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia, and Russia.”
“If that black torrent of the [Athabasca Tar Sands] becomes reality, its flow will be nearly ten times greater than the amount of conventional oil flowing from Alaska’s North Slope today.”
So when does the migration north to environmental security begin? It seems it already has.
“Which country has the fastest population growth rate out to 2050 – China, Brazil, Canada, Iceland, Mexico, or Norway? In percent growth, Canada, Iceland, and Norway are all growing faster with population increases of 20% of more by 2050.”
“Canada has sharpened its immigration policy to attract educated, multilingual, skilled workers above all else.”
Maybe the parody migration will become real:
“Canadian border farmers say it’s not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, animal rights activists and Unitarians crossing their fields at night.”