By John Galt
September 9, 2011 – 22:00 ET
On my radio program tonight I covered a story that caused heads to explode from Laredo, TX to Douglas, AZ. Now that I have had some time to fix some dinner and use some crazy glue to re-assemble my remaining brain fragments, it is time to share how yours and mine tax dollars helped to fund a research study to assist the global climate change loons in their arguments by “demonstrating” that migration, aka, known as illegal immigration is due to the contribution of man-made distortions of the world’s environmental conditions.
Hopefully you have a sufficient supply of duct tape and/or alcohol to read the documentation, links, and story of the newest angle in the insanity designed to justify not only illegal immigration, but the restrictions and assault on capitalism in the Western world.
I. Sponsors, U.S. University Involvement, and American Taxpayer dollars at work
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My fellow Americans and readers worldwide, your eyes are not abusing nor deceiving you. The National Institute of Health, Institute of Chile Health and Human Development, a division of the Untied States government and the Department of Health and Human Services, did in fact actively sponsor the study and much of the information you are about to review. The fact that this study was funded by the bureaucrats in Washington should provide some insight as to the agenda of the documentation supporting the news story and report created by the University of Colorado Population Change Center.
II. The Sourcing of the Story which Brought this Report to the Forefront
Although I found the story via Reuters AlertNet, it’s original sourcing was from the Inter Press Service who’s purpose and scope is as follows (from their home page at this link):
To be brutally concise, the NIH and the organization above, plus the fact that Reuters AlertNet charitable online news source relayed the following story indicates a preconceived notion of extreme leftist support for the publication as part of another attempt to support the justification for more policies to restrict basic capitalism and impose restrictions on the freedoms of American citizens. As you review the documents which follow the attempt to impose guilt for the “environmental destruction” causing the illegal migration into the United States will become glaringly apparent. The excerpts from the story and the study which follow support this in such a manner that it is not a theory but a glaring fact.
III. The Story and supporting “Scientific” Background Papers
While I discovered the story at Reuters, it originated from the Inter Press Service (Click on the headline for the link to the story):
The story by Emily Godoy today starts out innocently enough:
MEXICO CITY, Sept 9, 2011 (IPS) – “We planted our seeds, but the earth is no longer productive. We’ve had too much rain, even more than last year, and the harvest was ruined,” says Ermelinda Santiago of the Me’phaa indigenous people, who like everyone else in the village of Francisco I. Madero has been affected by the impact of extreme weather on agriculture in southern Mexico.
From a logic standpoint, it is hard to argue that parts of southern Mexico have experienced extremes in the weather as a La Nina has impacted all of North America be it the drought in Texas to the extremely west rainy season experienced in portions of Florida and other states. So where does the story begin to depart reality and address the dual purposed political agendas of radical environmentalism and proponents of open borders, aka, illegal immigration into the United States.
Try the fourth and fifth sentences in the story:
Regions like Tlapa illustrate the possible relationship between climate change and migration, an issue that is coming under scrutiny in Mexico, a country that is vulnerable to the effects of phenomena like prolonged droughts, soil degradation, devastating rainstorms, lack of water and rising sea levels.
“Migration patterns are changing as a result of climate change which is having increasing impacts. In a number of states, more people are emigrating,” Andrea Cerami, a lawyer with the independent Mexican Centre for Environmental Law (CEMDA), told IPS.
Thus the reader is asked to accept that the formerly unknown organization represented by this attorney is a legitimate non-biased observer providing insight to an allegedly neutral internet wire service. It rains hard so more people migrate out of the Mexican states. There are droughts and dry periods, so people migrate from Mexican states. What’s next? Dogs poop in their front yard so they must migrate to the U.S. because the American taxpayer fails to provide proper implements to clean up the mess? Perhaps the ATF can set up the Fast and Furious operation to smuggle shovels and multiple bag magazine fast repeating Poopy-Scoopers to help clean the mess up.
But I digress.
The title I used for this entry was for dramatic effect and a deliberate abuse of poetic license because of these statements from the story:
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) defines environmental migrants as “persons or groups of persons who, for compelling reasons of sudden or progressive changes in the environment that adversely affect their lives or living conditions, are obliged to leave their habitual homes, or choose to do so, either temporarily or permanently, and who move either within their country or abroad.”
“Climate change isn’t necessarily people’s main reason for leaving,” Patricia Romero Lankao of the U.S. National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) told IPS. “They leave in search of job opportunities that are not available in their places of origin, and because they have a network of contacts. Climate change is still not the chief reason, but it does play a part.”
These statements appear to provide “balance” within the article to prevent the unwitting reader from assuming a political agenda behind the reporting; much like our domestic broadcast mainstream media. It was not long after that statement however that the story takes a hard left turn and the true agenda behind the reporting becomes apparent:
Four powerful hurricanes have struck the country since 2005, leaving 650,000 Mexicans homeless, while floods displaced 500,000 people between 2003 and 2010, according to the NCAR research project.
Several recent research studies appear to have identified a link between climate phenomena and the movement of people in Mexico.
In their study presented this year, “The Environmental Dimensions of Emigration from Rural Mexico”, Lori Hunter, Sheena Murray and Fernando Riosmena of the University of Colorado at Boulder found that “households subjected to drought conditions are far more likely to send a migrant as compared to those subjected to wet conditions.”
Thank you Captains’ Obvious. Usually sustained droughts in third world nations result in migrations from the impacted areas but the attempt to link this to illegal immigration into the United States becomes even more blatant further into the story:
Meanwhile Shuaizhang Feng, Alan Krueger and Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University in the U.S. state of New Jersey concluded that a 10 percent reduction in crop yields in Mexico leads an additional two percent of the population to emigrate. By approximately the year 2080, they estimated climate change would induce 1.4 to 6.7 million Mexicans to emigrate to the United States, because of declines in agricultural productivity.
(link to their paper, “Linkages among climate change, crop yields and Mexico-U.S. cross-border migration” , published in 2010)
This is an apparently new strategy designed to shame American citizens who object to the migration of illegal aliens across the borders into realizing that because the middle class or wealthy U.S. family owns a home, drives a Ford F-150 or SUV, and eats a broader more diverse diet, the contributions of our economy to “global climate change” is creating the reasons for illegal immigration.
The extreme left and its minions quoted in this article demonstrate a new approach to two of their favorite political subjects, climate change and illegal immigration, and how the average first world citizen or American must be shamed using “indisputable ” science to change or reduce the standard of living in this country to accommodate the redistribution of wealth to prevent illegal immigration and save the world from man-made climate change.
I present this story and the links to the various documents as a warning that the left and it’s army of extremists under loons like former Vice-President Al Gore are not changing their tactics but retrenching under the mask of a semi-legitimate appearing mainstream media source to impose their will on the citizens of the country and elicit sociological and legal change to achieve their goals.
Below is the paper we paid for with our tax dollars, “The Environmental Dimensions of Emigration from Rural Mexico,” for your consideration and education to understand the dangerous new political approach to divide those opposed to both radical causes.