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The Biden administration has started exploring ways to identify and assist people who are displaced by climate change.

Come to the US. We are tearing down the wall. Everyone is welcome.

This administration has no foreign or domestic policy, but hey, bring in more people.

Biden and Harris are the biggest joke ever to grace the White House.

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I am curious, relocate where? Barring living on a sinking island, aren't we all generally going to have the storms, drought and other plagues? I have not heard that Europe or North America were to be spared, in fact I read daily that we are doomed (if we don't act NOW!).

Maybe our collective generous leaders, most of whom are extraordinarily weathy, could do their fair share by putting a few families in their second and third homes?

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This administration has no foreign or domestic policy, but hey, bring in more people.

Biden and Harris are the biggest joke ever to grace the White House.

Except their staunch support of Israel, correct?

Commodore PerryJune 11  05:11 pm JST

Biden will strongly support any Israel leader, and any Israeli leader will defend Israel with force against attacks from terrorist groups, so any cheering for Bibi's leaving is just for the moment.

Watch Biden in a few days state publicly his support for Israel's new leader--which he rightfully will do so, taking a page from Trump's playbook.

https://japantoday.com/category/world/israel%27s-netanyahu-lashes-out-as-end-of-his-era-draws-near#comment-2495168

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Chumptrump blubbered that climate change was a myth. So why did he whine so much on wanting to 'buy' Greenland from Denmark so bad? To build more vanity projects and/or more concentration camps for more snatched migrant children? He's a lying two-faced fascist scum.

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P. SmithToday  08:43 am JST

This administration has no foreign or domestic policy, but hey, bring in more people.

Biden and Harris are the biggest joke ever to grace the White House.

Except their staunch support of Israel, correct?

Commodore PerryJune 11  05:11 pm JST

Biden will strongly support any Israel leader, and any Israeli leader will defend Israel with force against attacks from terrorist groups, so any cheering for Bibi's leaving is just for the moment.

*Watch Biden in a few days state publicly his support for Israel's new leader--which he rightfully will do so, *taking a page from Trump's playbook.

As I wrote, and as you QUOTED, Biden is following Trump.

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Global warming is already causing massive displacements. There is a prolonged bad drought in Central America, causing people to lose their livelihoods. In Syria, a thousand-year drought in the Middle East forced millions of people to leave their farms and move to the cities looking for relief. The Putin backed government of Assad is interested in nothing more that holding on to power, so the people sought to use politics, and then revolts, to better their lives, but the dictator quashed them underfoot. Millions have attempted to flee elsewhere.

I read an article in Scientific American magazine that said that large parts of the Middle East could become uninhabitable within a hundred years, due not just to a lack of water, but because of high temperatures. Where will those people move? Russia has lots of land, but a brutal dictatorship. Europe has democracies, but less land on which to settle hundreds of millions of immigrants.

Interestingly, although they also are in the drought, Israel has found a way to supply water. Their scientists and entrepreneurs have developed cheap desalination. Today, over half of all the water used in Israel is desalinated seawater

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/israel-proves-the-desalination-era-is-here/

The cost of desalinated seawater in Israel is less than what we pay in California to move water from the northern part of the state to the southern part.

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Corrupt governments have nothing to do with people wanting to flee?

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Corrupt governments have nothing to do with people wanting to flee?

Not specially about much more people wanting to flee more, it is not like all the governments are simultaneously going worse. At much it would be that the actions of corrupt governments will have much more repercussions once the changes make the "cushion" from natural resources dry up.

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A great analogy for our climate situation is the Alfred Hitchcock movie "Lifeboat."

As our burgeoning population competes for dwindling resources, and masses of people migrate to what they see as places of refuge, those places of refuge will be overwhelmed and their resources depleted as well.

It is only a matter of time until there will be nowhere left to run, nowhere to hide, and all the money in the world will buy you nothing#

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Chumptrump blubbered that climate change was a myth.

Depends on which scientists you believe.

So why did he whine so much on wanting to 'buy' Greenland from Denmark so bad?

Not many people and Trump being the real estate mogul that he is wanted to build it up, that helps them, him everyone, not a bad idea.

To build more vanity projects and/or more concentration camps for more snatched migrant children? He's a lying two-faced fascist scum

The way Obama did as well? Two faced, right?

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bass4funk Not many people and Trump being the real estate mogul that he is wanted to build it up, that helps them, him everyone, not a bad idea.

To build more vanity projects and/or more concentration camps for more snatched migrant children? He's a lying two-faced fascist scum

Greenland is a natural ecosystem that is best left alone. The Eskimos and Inuits have mastered living there for millenia, the Norse colonized it, the Danes rule it and nobody has the right to screw with it or any of the Greenlander people.

Sassybrat Trumpster needs to learn a thing or two about other peoples' territories, cultures and nature. He used the Rolling Stones song 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' at his fascist rallies and he needs to heed those words and apply them to himself and his bloated ego. And BTW, the Stones themselves slapped that ill-mannered obnoxious turd with a lawsuit after telling him NOT to use their song anymore but he did it anyway.

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For example, many migrants from Guatemala trying to enter the U.S. have struggled under severe droughts or storms, 

We have severe droughts and storms in the US too.

As Harris said, "Do not come."

I do not know about Europe's policy though. Neither does Harris, having never been there.

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What is the obsession with criticizing VP Harris for not chasing photo-ops? Humpty Dumpty loved his photo-ops, at the border, in Europe, in North Korea, and what good did that do anyone except Putin?

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