Ahoy, Antipodes! Now It’s ‘Climate’ “Asylum”-Seekers!


I suppose it might be argued that I myself am a ‘climate’ refugee!

After all, anyone who spent all of his school years and decades of his working life in either Canada or the UK, or anywhere in lands that border the North Atlantic, surely has grounds for seeking sunnier shores.

I don’t know the statistics but strongly suspect it’s a fact that rheumatism and arthritis among senior cits is much more common on shores lashed by Atlantic rain and cities beset by sleet and snow for many months each year.

So when I saw this headline, I paused.

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New Zealand Climate Refugee Takes His Asylum Case to Supreme Court

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A climate refugee in New Zealand has taken his fight for asylum to the Supreme Court…after overstaying the visahttp://au.ibtimes.com/new-zealand-climate-refugee-takes-his-asylum-case-supreme-court-1417227

Well, not much of a refugee, if he came in on a visa (what kind? work? holiday?) then decided he liked NZ so much he suddenly felt a need for ‘asylum!’

Honest folk would go home then apply properly. There’s nobody waiting to shoot him back there, is there?

But skip that!

I’ve never been to Kiribati, but if it has a climate like Toronto’s or London’s, I wouldn’t blame this geezer for heading south.

But alas, he’s not basing his case on a human right to sun-bathe, which I’d say makes more sense than some of the so-called ‘human rights’ we hear about from that European Court, for instance.

  • No, nothing of that sort!

Teitiota’s lawyer claims that his client is making a valid claim for asylum, as the effects of climate change entitle him to be a refugee. “Our argument is that he is being persecuted indirectly because of the inability of the industrialised world to ameliorate CO2 emissions! 3 News.

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Are all who dwell in Kiribati delightful, honest, civilised souls?

I don’t know.

One hopes so, because if this guy gets the nod, they’ll ALL be entitled to swamp NZ.

And everyone else in the world, MILLIONS of people, dislocated by the hot seasons or the wet seasons…

flood victims Jakarta flooding

…like Jakarta’s at the moment (which of course the Climate Panic Crew will be attributing, at least in part, to ‘climate change,’ now that they’ve sneakily dropped the term ‘global warming’) will obviously have to be taken aboard the Good Ship Western Welfare. 

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