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Posted Sun Mar 29 2009: from Times Online (UK):
British eco-migrants flee to New Zealand
New Zealand is seeing its first influx of British eco-migrants, environmental refugees who have quit the UK because they fear the long-term impacts of climate change. The country's islands, renowned for their temperate climate, clean environment and low population, have often been put forward by greens as potential "lifeboats" for a world suffering serious warming.... Scientists agree that New Zealand is likely to be more resilient to any global warming than many other countries -- but that could lead to problems with immigration. Dr Vicky Pope, head of climate change advice at Britain’s Met Office, said: "A lot of countries in temperate zones could come under pressure to take eco-migrants."
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'Doc Jim says:
I wonder what would happen if we thought of the earth as a lifeboat?

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