Rising sea levels threaten to wipe entire nations off the map, according to UN secretary general António Guterres.
Demanding urgent action, Guterres told the UN security council that climate change induced sea level rises threatened “a mass exodus of entire populations on a biblical scale”
The Guardian reports: The climate crisis is causing sea levels to rise faster than for 3,000 years, bringing a “torrent of trouble” to almost a billion people, from London to Los Angeles and Bangkok to Buenos Aires, António Guterres said on Tuesday. Some nations could cease to exist, drowned under the waves, he said.
Addressing the UN Security Council, Guterres said slashing carbon emissions, addressing problems such as poverty that worsen the impact of the rising seas on communities and developing new international laws to protect those made homeless – and even stateless – were all needed. He said sea level rise was a threat-multiplier which, by damaging lives, economies and infrastructure, had “dramatic implications” for global peace and security.
Significant sea level rise is already inevitable with current levels of global heating, but the consequences of failing to tackle the problem are “unthinkable”. Guterres said: “Low-lying communities and entire countries could disappear for ever. We would witness a mass exodus of entire populations on a biblical scale. And we would see ever fiercer competition for fresh water, land and other resources. People’s human rights do not disappear because their homes do,” he said. “Yes, this means international refugee law.”
The International Law Commission is assessing the legal situation. In 2020, the UN Human Rights Committee ruled that it was unlawful for governments to return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by the climate crisis.
A new compilation of data from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) shows that sea levels are rising fast and the global ocean has warmed faster over the past century than at any time in the past 11,000 years. Sea levels rise as warmer water expands and ice caps and glaciers melt.
The latest UN warning is remarkably similar to one issued back in 1989!
As ZeroHedge reports: Climate change hysteria has been an ongoing point of social contention since at least the 1980s. For the past 40 years, western countries have been relentlessly bombarded with global warming propaganda and predictions of an environmental cataclysm. Many people spent their formative childhoods and school years being indoctrinated with tales of oblivion – A world in which the oceans rise hundreds of feet and land masses are swallowed by the waves. A world in which exponentially rising temperatures create havoc with the weather as millions die from hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and drought.
As many of us now know, all of these claims ended up being false. The glaciers and polar ice caps never melted. The land is not covered by the seas. The only famine today is a result of economic disaster, not climate disaster. And, most endangered species have not disappeared from the planet. But, climate scientists chasing billions of dollars in funding from governments and globalist think tanks still say the weather Apocalypse is coming; they were wrong for 40 years, but we should trust them now. The “debate is over” they say, and we must defer to the “experts.”