In 2005, the UN published the map above, claiming that by 2010 we would be inundated by 50 million “global warming refugees.” The UNEP has the original story still online from its 2005 webpage. Click here to view: http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/fifty-million-climate-refugees-by-2010.
By golly, they took it down! And they replaced it with a snarky page teasing the visitor that their data may be incorrect. My, what mature scientists at the United Nations. Hmmm.
It seems that the United Nations have been caught red-handed in a cover up. By 60 Minutes? CBS? Chris Matthews?
No, bloggers. They have a full account of the cover up at the Asian Correspondence.
When I ventured to find the map, I found this article from an environmental group dated December 2010. They changed all the dates of the UN to 2050 (gee, that’s a much longer time from now) and has a picture of the map above. However, it crops out the right side of the map where it says the predictions are made for 2010. (Gee, how convenient, and how misleading.)