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By Gordon Forgey

Climate refugees


September 27, 2018

Another natural disaster is predicted to impact the United States. As with the Dust Bowl, refugees will flood different parts of the country.

The new disaster will be slower in coming and last longer than the Depression era dislocation of people.

And, it has already started.

The Guardian newspaper in England reports that Americans are already reacting to the new threat.

The paper calls those trying to escape it “climate refugees.” Many more, it says, will follow in the coming years as the climate continues to warm.

Climate refugees will grow in number, seeking safety from rising ocean l...

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