Here is the beginning of what appears to be an inescapable future that may be closer than we think. The good doctors rightfully show their concern for the plight of refugees of today and offer a plea to our humanity for the troubles to come.
This crisis seems so tiny compared to what will follow. Not that it is of lesser importance. I mean tiny in the numbers of refugees attempting to flee. Here we have 200,000 this year but is it so hard to imagine 200 million with global warming destabilizing civilization? The media is fond of saying that sea level rise may thrust 150 million people into refugee status. That is the high end number we read these days. However that number is from sea level rise (the media also fails to mention internal refugees in European countries or America or Asia thrown back from the coasts. All those mega cities near the coast even without external refugees attempting access? Yikes.
I'll be a refugee. Odd thinking like that ya' know? Sea level rise is inevitable and so is my being a refugee because of it.
But forget me (lucky to live in the First World West) and even if sea level rise is slow enough to allow for a more orderly refugee displacement... what about the drought that we see worsening every year?
On top of that 150 million displaced by sea level rise add 200 or 300 million desperate people forced by famine and thirst to be on the move.
So Europe is building fences are they? They think that will work do they? Stopping Global Warming QUICKLY (yeah there is that...we need to get off oil fast not a few decades from now) will fix the refugee problem or at least keep it from precipitating a horrific chaos like anything humanity has ever had to cope with on such a scale.
So when Paris comes along ...watch and see what the fence builders decide.