World must avert devastating flood of climate refugees

By Alex Kirby

“A senior British politician says we face a humanitarian crisis on an immense scale if millions of people have to flee the impacts of global warming.

“LONDON, 8 September, 2015 – The former leader of one of the UK’s main political parties says the world will undergo more resource wars and huge movements of desperate people unless it tackles climate change effectively.

“Lord Ashdown, who was leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats for 11 years, describes the present flight of refugees from Syria and other conflict areas as a “rehearsal” for the vast humanitarian disaster he believes will soon unfold.

“In a recent BBC interview on the Syrian refugee crisis, he said: “This is the beginnings of the future. It’s not going to go away.”  Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.climatenewsnetwork.net

GR:  Even U. S. Republican leaders must secretly recognize the truth of Ashdown’s comment about refugees:  “This is the beginnings of the future. It’s not going to go away.”

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