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April 22, 2011

Dearth Day Disaster: 50 Million "Climate Refugees" Missing
Shrieking Ninnies Hit Hardest

I'm pretty sure someone gave a nod to this earlier in the sidebar or on the main page, but the U.N.'s defective crystal ball has resurfaced just in time for the High Holy Day of the pagan religion of Global Warming Climate Change Climate Instability.

This time it seems that there's a little problem with their scare story of 50 million climate refugees by 2010. A very small problem, really. The prediction still holds, other than the fact that neither the origin nor destination of any actual climate refugees can be located.

50 million predicted. Zero found. That's about par for what passes as climate science these days. Another hallmark: "hiding the decline", in this case by deleting the inconvenient truth of their asshattery from the Internet.

In 2005, the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) published a color-coded map under the headline "Fifty million climate refugees by 2010."


Six years later, this flood of refugees is nowhere to be found, global average temperatures are about where they were when the prediction was made—and the U.N. has done a vanishing act of its own, wiping the inconvenient map from its servers.

And don't worry about all that noise you hear emanating from Turtle Bay. It's just the sound of the goalposts being shifted.

The program's spokesman tells us the map vanished because "it's not a UNEP prediction. . . . that graphic did not represent UNEP views and was an oversimplification of UNEP views." He added that the program would like to publish a clarification, now that journalists are "making hay of it," except that the staffers able to do so are "all on holiday for Easter."

Yeah. Right. The U.N. map on the U.N. servers didn't represent the U.N.'s views. You just can't make this stuff up.

I'm sure when they get back from "holiday" they'll correct the inconvenient typo by telling us we're all doomed. DOOMED. Just in 2020 now. In the meantime, we'll get to make fun of our favorite enviro-idiot, as Rush's AlGore Doomsday Clock stands at about 4 years and ticking.

On a related note, for all you gearhead morons (and anyone who likes production of massive amounts of CO2, really) Iowahawk's annual celebration of our favorite MILF is not to be missed.

Crap! As I was writing this, I noticed that Tim Blair had found some climate refugees. I'm still standing by my post, though, as I'm pretty sure the U.N. wasn't talking about fish. Maybe.

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