Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Yesterday's border coverage from the Los Angeles Times doesn't involve beheadings or kidnappings, but climate change.
Read it here:
Climbing temperatures are expected to raise sea levels and increase droughts, floods, heat waves and wildfires.
Now, scientists are predicting another consequence of climate change: mass migration to the United States.
Between 1.4 million and 6.7 million Mexicans could migrate to the U.S. by 2080 as climate change reduces crop yields and agricultural production in Mexico, according to a study published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The number could amount to 10% of the current population of Mexicans ages 15 to 65.
I was hoping it could all end up like that fabulous movie with Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal, The Day After Tomorrow, about a climatologist who rescues his son in New York, "which is being taken over by a new ice age."
In that movie, most of North America heads south of the border, including the U.S. government.