Catch 22 For Right Wing Conservatives: Support Climate Change Actions Or Suffer Mass Immigration From Mexico

You have to love the irony of this: right-wing conservatives in America tend towards the climate change denial camp and refuse to support measures to combat global warming, yet a new report suggests that if we don’t arrest the warming trend, there will be unprecedented mass migration from Mexico into the U.S. — another issue that drives this crowd crazy. Reported in the Los Angeles Times:

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.

“Assuming that the climate projections are correct, gradually over the next several decades heading toward the end of the century, it becomes one of the more important factors in driving Mexicans across the border, all other things being equal,” said study author Michael Oppenheimer, professor of geosciences and international affairs at Princeton University…

[continues in the Los Angeles Times]


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28 Comments on "Catch 22 For Right Wing Conservatives: Support Climate Change Actions Or Suffer Mass Immigration From Mexico"

  1. AGW fail hoax | Jul 28, 2010 at 11:30 am |

    1st 2 say this is retarded AGW is a fail hoax and this “attempt” 2 tie it too the immigration issue wont work!!!!
    LOL c'mon LA times no one even listens 2 you anymore!!!

    • Constancia Dobbtinez | Jul 28, 2010 at 12:52 pm |

      Que? No hay agua en México. ¡es así que caliente allí puedo sobrevivir apenas! ¡Tuve que hacer furtivamente a través de la frontera con mi hermano porque no podemos vivir con el calor abajo aquí! Ahora estoy en Chicago y es casi soportable aquí. Soy inmigrante ilegal, pero ése es aceptable porque los gringos son demasiado perezosos segar su propio césped! Viva neuvo nuevo mexico!

      • Not all of us are too lazy to mow our own lawns…

        • Connie Dobbs | Jul 29, 2010 at 11:01 am |

          You're right, some of you are either too poor to hire mexicans to mow your lawn for you or have bred sufficiently to provide your household years of yardwork (at the cost of borrying the car Friday night, Dad you promised! I even weedwacked!).

          I'm of the “too poor” variety (actually, “doesn't give a shit enough about my lawn” fits better) , but when I look all around at the nicely groomed houses in my suburban neighborhood, I rarely see a white guy mowing a lawn, unless he's also barking orders at a few latinos.

          • It's not that I'm too poor to hire someone, or that I have kids that can do it for me. I'm just not going to pay someone to do something that I can do for myself. That goes for a lot of things, not just mowing the lawn. Plus, I can definitely use the exercise 🙂

          • Connie Dobbs | Jul 29, 2010 at 1:18 pm |

            you better stop! you're taking away their JEHBS!

  2. It's only a Catch-22 if both predictions (global warming and mass immigration) are ultimately proved correct.
    “Assuming that the climate projections are correct…”

    To quote Michael Crichton's speech “Why Speculate?”

    “Over the years the punditic thrust has shifted away from discussing what has happened, to discussing what may happen. And here the pundits have no benefit of expertise at all. Worse, they may, like the Sunday politicians, attempt to advance one or another agenda by predicting its imminent arrival or demise. This is politicking, not predicting…”

    • Exactly. Why speculate when you can complacently blunder into the future?

      • Exactly. What's a few million potential deaths if it means the rich kids get to have as many toys as they want?

  3. wfzlsster | Jul 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm |

    More fear mongering regarding global warming. Don't blame the conservatives for being the first to figure out the man made global warming scam, they were simply more open to the idea than the liberals. If you think the proposed carbon tax is going to do much more than line the pockets of the elite you are living in a dream. The reasons for getting away from petroleum are many, the Gulf of Mexico is a perfect reason. The ill effects on peoples health is another and the military commitment is a third. A substance that only makes up 0.04% of the atmosphere is not a viable reason and that's all that CO2 there is.

    • Hadrian999 | Jul 29, 2010 at 2:39 am |

      even if it's a hoax that is no reason not to invest in sustainable building, alternative energy and other technological upgrades as well as real conservation, this idea of all in total consumption that many conservatives believe in will sink the planet even if global warming isn't to blame.

      • wfzlsster | Jul 29, 2010 at 6:09 am |

        Quite right, there are many obvious reasons for creating sustainable society but creating a carbon tax under false pretenses is not the answer.

    • Take a cyanide capsule that is only .04% of your body weight and report back.

  4. This has to be the stupidest blog ever on disinfo, and I'm thinking of never returning. I thought we were done with this bullshit.

    • Connie Dobbs | Jul 29, 2010 at 10:55 am |

      LOL Seriously? You buy the 9/11 alex jones conspiracy bullshit, but something that actually, I dunno, plausible with an immense wealth of scientific data backing it up upsets you?

      To quote Randy Marsh – See ya.

      • LordoftheFlies | Jul 31, 2010 at 8:38 pm |

        wow you people that believe the whole MAIN STREAM MEDIA lies. AGW is the greatest fraud in the history of man. There are scientist dropping the “agw theory” like every week now also there are a large number of scientist that have apposed “agw” from git go. Here is one major person that has many facts too back him …

  5. Hadrian999 | Jul 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm |

    ii like migration…..latin girls are cute

    • Blood&Gore Carbon Firm | Jul 31, 2010 at 8:27 pm |

      Migration is what animals do immigration is what humans do. I could explain the difference if you like but ill save your time. Also to the article, AGW is a fraud a plan 2 implement a world government through a carbon tax. I am not gona go down the whole debate of climate change as in climate change is natural and has happened for the whole span of the earth. What i will point too is look at the whole U.N. proposal to solve it its a pay for your sin system it wont change anything… except change your bank numbers.

  6. Modern ecologism has nothing to do with taking care of nature, but rather with power, money, creating jobs, globalization, expanding the control of (international) government and advancing a political agenda, which might transform into a religion one day. It all looks like the same crypto-Marxist agenda of old. After posing as disgruntled workers/feminists/nationalists and a host of other things, Marxism now reappears within the green movement. Indeed, there are true ecological problems, like the pollution of our drink water, the disappearance of the bee, etc. etc. … but these are barely mentioned in the media. It's no coincidence. They'd rather feed you catastrophy propaganda to scare you into submission – there's no difference between 'global warming' and 'the terrorists', though – moreover, they're two sides of one and the same agenda.

    Those who disagree with the global warming scaremongering are called 'denialists' – I consider that 'hateful', selfrighteous and antagonizing. In the USSR dissidents were called 'social fascists' – start to see a pattern?

    Never mind there's no democratic majority in Western countries for a so-called 'green' policy, 'cause most people see through the lies and they know they're not going to benefit from a green economy – yet a green economy is shoved through our throats anyway. This nicely illustrates the anti-democratic nature and ambitions of the green movement and there bankster friends, it also means the end of a political system – which was pretty dead already .

    Luckily, the people of the world are catching on. Sadly, Disinfo seems out of touch with the current radical understream in Western society. One has to ask itself: why does Disinfo pick the side of the rich and the powerful on the issue of global warming?

    To the author of this article I'd like to say that long before the left was interested in an issue like ecology, rightwing European parties were already enforcing strict green rules in their own countries. You might want to look into this issue.

    • A better term for you than “denialist” would be “paranoid delusional.” You might want to see a psychologist.

  7. Scientist | Jul 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm |

    There is no AGW, You have been had. This cycle recedes and those who propagate the AGW garbage have an agenda yet to revealed to you. SUCKERS

  8. Caught between an ignorance rock and hate hard place. What's an extremist Republican to do???

  9. ENZO2012 | Aug 3, 2010 at 9:37 am |

    FBI announces, ” Mexican Cartels are worse than Al Queda”, yet Obama and his Nazi cronies are not only opening the door for them, but making American citizens pay for them! IMPEACH OBAMA AND EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF THE SENATE & CONGRESS THAT SUPPORTS ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASIONS OF USA SOIL!

  10. Connie Dobbs | Aug 3, 2010 at 3:44 pm |

    humans are animals.

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