Climate Refugees – SOME MORE NEWS

Climate Refugees – SOME MORE NEWS


(bright music) – Ah! Hi everybody and welcome
to Some More News, a show that is this one. I’m your host and my name is News Dude. Thanks for tuning in. Now on Cody’s Showdy, another name for this show-dy, we tend to focus on bad news, you know, kids in cages,
the rise of fascism in this country and
the inevitable takeover of this planet by wild boars, stuff like that. But today, I’m going to start us off with some good Some More News. After decades of scientists and activists and politicians telling
us that climate change could destroy our planet I’m happy to report that all those people were wrongo. That’s right you heard me. These alarmists have
been saying things like, “Our planet is at risk. “We have to do something “for the sake or our planet.” But they are all wrongo. Here’s some news. Our planet is going to be just fine. And here’s some more news, Jack! Human beings will not be and life in general might not fair so well either, but good news, cockroaches have a good shot of making it. And the maggots and worms will have a pretty good food supply for a while as they feed on our rotting corpses. So there’s always a silver lining. But our planet will be okay. Just look at Venus. The greenhouse gases in its atmosphere create a surface temperature of about 800 degrees Fahrenheit making it impossible for life as we know it to exist there but as a planet, it’s doing just fine. And even if climate change wipes out all the life on this planet including the creepy-crawlies, Earth itself will still be floating around space as a lifeless rock which still counts as a planet, so take that, scientists. But we may very well be (beep). Sorry, it’s just gonna be some bad Some More News from here on out. (bright music) Now, even if we do manage
to get our act together and avoid exceeding the two
degrees Celsius increase that scientists warn
could be catastrophic, we are now at a place where we are going to have to adapt to the consequences of our warming planet. One of the most significant
effects of climate change will be the migration of the
most impacted populations. As communities are
forced out of their homes by rising sea levels, devastating storms, floods, wildfires and droughts, the number of climate refugees will grow. The World Bank estimates
that climate change will force over 140 million people to migrate by 2050. Some estimates predict that we could have up to a billion environmental migrants over the next 30 years. And make no mistake,
this is not some problem for the future, like killer bee-drones, or killer robot dog things that chase you through the woods, or tiny little robots with
Miley Cyrus’ personality and yes, I’m fully aware that these are all Black Mirror episodes, some of which I haven’t seen yet because who has the time
these days you know, and there’s that
choose-your-own adventure one which seems like a lot of work and I’d… My point is that this is happening right now. Not the Miley Cyrus thing. The climate refugee thing. An Australian think tank called The Institute for Economics and Peace recently estimated that 61.5% of global displacements were due to climate related disasters, which is 18 million people. In addition, the effects of
climate change contribute to the causes for armed
conflict around the world creating even more refugees. A major factor in the Syrian civil war was a drought in the region that was the worst in 900 years. So how is the global community doing when it comes to the
challenge of refugees? Not very well. Like in all honesty, like really, like really hella bad. In response to the refugee crisis caused by the conflicts
in the Middle East, right wing, nativist, anti-immigrant movements are growing and gaining political power in Europe. But okay, how is the United
States doing on all this? Or, to sort of answer the question by rephrasing the question. How is America making
great again about it? Well, in fiscal year 2016, the last year of Ba-crock In-sane Nobama’s presidency, the US admitted about 85,000 refugees into this country. In fiscal year 2018,
the number of refugees under the Trump administration
plummeted to 22,491. Before Trump, one of the
things that this country actually did well was that
we admitted more refugees than all other countries combined. For decades, we were number one not in education or happiness or health or anything else on the screen right now, but we were number one
at taking in refugees, and contributing to conflicts
that create refugees, and the size of our prison population, and money we spend on war stuff. But anyway my point is, we were a country accepting of the tired and poor, more than the rest of the planet, and the number of refugees Trump admitted in 2018 is the lowest number in 40 years, and 2019 is looking even worse. All this comes at a time when the number of
refugees around the world has reached its highest levels since World War II. And the Trump administration
recently announced that they’re lowering the
cap on refugees to 18,000. And considering they have fallen short of their already low
caps the last two years, and considering, you know, just how the president talks about it, it’s likely we won’t even admit that many. Just last month, Hurricane Dorian, the strongest Atlantic
hurricane on record, decimated the Bahamas
killing over 50 people, and counting, and displaced
thousands of Bahamans. Over a hundred people fleeing this carnage to the US were kicked off of ferries because they didn’t have visas, breaking with the standard protocol of only requiring passports under such circumstances. Donald Trump has since denied temporary protected status to people fleeing the devastation of hurricane Dorian, stating. – We have to be very careful. Everybody needs totally
proper documentation because look, the Bahamas has some tremendous problems with people going to the Bahamas that weren’t supposed to be there. I don’t want to allow people that weren’t supposed to be in the Bahamas to come in to the United States, including some very bad people and some very bad gang members, and some very very bad drug dealers. – And we’re just gonna take a quick pause on this, real quick, and take a breath with our sometimes-necessary segment, Can you even believe that this (beep) idiot is President? I just, like, what the (beep)? He’s so (beep) dumb, I just don’t get it. I mean I get it, but
it’s still so bizarre, like the real Trump Derangement Syndrome is hearing literally
anything about the president and not responding with “oh, you mean “that dumb “lying cruel dip
(beep) for angry morons? “Oh, him?” And there were people standing around him when he said that. And not a single person said, “Um, how come every time
desperate brown foreigners “try to come here you
call them drug dealers “and rapists and stuff? “Because you did it with Mexicans “and you did it with
caravans of asylum seekers “and you’re doing it with
hurricane refugees now. “So like, hey man, what’s that about?” But nobody ever responds
to any of the dumb (beep) this dumb mother (beep) says out of his dumb as a him mouth. Like he’s standing right there. Shout, “Hey man, you
claim that climate change “is a hoax but at Trump
International Golf Links “you sought a permit to build a seawall “and cited the need for
one as sea level rise “due to global warming. “So like what gives, man?” And sure he’d just respond, “Yes, we’re going to be looking
into that quite greatly,” or “Well I don’t know
anything about that,” and nobody will respond, “Well, shouldn’t you, you
dumb piece of (beep)?” until he dies from being
such a good president all the time. And that’s the whole title of the segment as well as the segment. So. End of segment. (bright music) To make matters worse,
people around the world, who are displaced by climate change, are not even legally recognized as refugees at all by the
international community. There’re zero protections
for them whatsoever under international law. So we’re not really ready for this. And the United States is
not meeting its obligations. This country is per capita the single greatest contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions on the planet and second
in total emissions, and therefore has a pretty great if not the greatest responsibility for addressing climate change and dealing with the impact. And out of 232 countries in the world, we rank 174th in terms
of population density. So it’s not like we don’t have the room! – The system is full. We can’t take you anymore. Whether it’s asylum, whether it’s anything you want, illegal immigration, we can’t take you anymore. We can’t take you. Our country is full. – We also rank 156th in
terms of our birth rate and we’ve seen countries
like Japan struggle economically due to a
declining population, as they grapple with how they are going to support their aging population. This is why we’ve seen
countries like Germany, who also has an extremely low birth rate, admit nearly a million
refugees into their country during the Syrian refugee crisis. That and, and they did the holocaust so. But that policy is now
reaping economic benefits for the country, as well
as future heaven points. The bad news is that despite
the economic benefits and very real heaven points, far right-wing groups
have grown in popularity in response to this dreaded multiculturalism and, um, and more people to have
babies with, oh no. And violence against refugees has surged. And I don’t know, right-wing nativism and violence towards marginalized groups isn’t like a great combination in specifically Germany, literally anywhere else generally either. So I started this episode by stating that the planet is going to be fine, and that’s true. It will continue to exist and be classified as a planet. And I understand why
well-meaning politicians talk about climate
change’s risk to the planet as shorthand for the fact that this is an existential threat. I just want us to recognize that what is really at stake here is not just that it’s going to be hot outside more often or that rich people are going to have to move out of their
beachfront properties. It’s that climate change
is bringing some changes to our world that we’re not quite currently equipped to deal with and our current leadership is in fact denying those changes and in this case exacerbating the effects. It’s not that I want to imagine a world in which racism and
xenophobic fears give power to fascists who lock people up in camps. It’s just that I don’t need to use my imagination for that. Already, thousands of the migrants that have come to the US from
Central American countries are coming because of catastrophic and starvation inducing crop failures. And Trump’s own administration knows this. – The Trump administration had in hand evidence presented to them by Customs and Border Protection, CBP, in which they collected data that indicated very clearly that climate change caused
hunger, food insecurity, acute food insecurity,
starvation basically, was causing migration
to the United States. – And what did Trump do
with this information? Well, he cut the aid to those countries, aid being a thing he really likes to withhold in general apparently, and taking a break from causing problems that lead to people coming here for help, he privately mused about
shooting those people coming here for help, in the legs to slow them down. But a moat filled with
alligators and snakes doesn’t have to be our future. The past few weeks we have seen historic marches for action on climate change, led by a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright
and wonderful future, Greta Thunberg, who actually
positioned this problem in the context it belongs in. – People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning
of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you! – And it’s possible the people
she is talking to and about are the same people
that are cheering her on and they don’t know it and
won’t actually take action because they don’t get it. Like, let’s say Barack Obama meets Greta, a little photo-op, proud
of future generations for taking charge, you know. With the, with the 8-year president of the most powerful nation on the planet. A guy who recently said this. – And by the way, American
energy production, you wouldn’t always know it, but it went up every year I was president. And you know that whole
suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer and the biggest, that was me, people. I just wanted you to– – Right on. Congrats on the oil stuff. Anyway, despite literally nobody who’s ever been in charge actually doing the (beep) that needs
to be done about this, the United States is the best positioned to handle the crisis. Not only are we the richest nation in the history of the world but we are also the
most successful country at absorbing and assimilating immigrants into our nation. Just, you know, nationally, historically, it’s like, it’s our story. But also there’s been great and inspiring and beneficial success stories in places like El Paso or the Twin Cities. Ilhan Omar is a refugee
and a Congresswoman, and incidentally works to pass legislation dealing with climate change specifically related to refugees. – My Amendment includes findings recording the importance of the
Paris Climate Agreement’s task force addressing the
impact of climate change on displacement and the
global refugee crisis. – Oh, and here’s some more news. We fixed the ozone layer because we decided to. Things get better if you
decide to solve the problems, so let’s decide to do that with this. (bright music) So it’s not hopeless. Just because president
stares directly at the sun is in charge, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a movement growing. Just yesterday before we film this, 1.5 million people protested in Bolivia against the burning of their forests. People are getting fed
up with this (beep), and it’s making the
liars and the naysayers sound a whole lot quieter. And even if we aren’t able to get our act together in time, there is always a silver lining. There is some good news. For worms. Who will be fine. Huzzah. (bright music) What? Like and subscribe. Leave a nice comment. Check out our patreon.com/somemorenews and our podcast Even More News and we’ve got a little social stuff. TeePublic has some merch for ya. What?

100 thoughts on “Climate Refugees – SOME MORE NEWS

  1. And I LOVE this prissy little cow: https://youtu.be/4p5ThZs3uWw?t=719

    Look at that facial contortion! Hear her say 'how dare you' to not just the same luxurious West which nurtured her but also the very UN which has done a huge deal to do what she wants! She'll be one of the superbitches when she's a grown up and her own institute or whatever crap!

  2. I'm only a minute in, but this already sounds like Ian Malcolm's speech in Jurassic Park (the book) about how life will survive in some form or another even after we destroy the planet.

    Not as quotable as "Life, uh, finds a way", I know, but still.

  3. "We admitted more refugees than all other countries combined."

    USA does not host the largest number of refugees in the world. Not by a long shot. Turkey has almost three million. Overwhelmingly, displaced people are hosted in poorer countries. The US used to accept the largest number of refugees for resettlement under the UNHCR resettlement program, but that deals with only a small fraction of the total refugees and displaced people in the world.

  4. Through the 1990's: There's too many people! Stop having babies!
    Now: There's not enough people! Ship in the refugees by the millions!

  5. I know what most evil people are thinking,well its the third world which will suffer,what you gonna do?…No,you don't understand the shit show its going to be..People have a tendency to fight for survival…its going to be shitty for everyone and even if you just take climate alone,you cannot be hundred percent sure if you can be safe anywhere,Earth is a complex system,it will have a domino effect of failure everywhere…only solution is to change the entire system which is easy..eat best food,live best lives and grow up.They show you dreams because they know you will make them richer by chasing you dreams like a chump.Change your dreams,change yourself and you will feel better.A few sociopaths will kill us all..STOP THEM.

  6. Petrochemicals are at the foundation of our world-trade economy. Without petrochemicals, there is no plastics and we still have no replacement for making them from other source. Yet, we are burning this nonrenewable resource as fuel, failing in recycling plastic waste, and destroying the environment in doing both! Somehow, this is still on debate…
    ACT NOW to save us from ourselves!

  7. In answer to all the people asking who will classify it as a planet once we're all gone, a few (okay, two) suggestions.

    1) The memory of a dead race as embodied by small educational placards at abandoned crumbling museums all over certain parts of the then dead planet?

    2) Potential alien life evolved under somewhat similar circumstances that may, due to those circumstances, choose to use similar classifications and therefore consider it their equivalent of our word planet. Might not count if you mean specifically the word used in the few Earthborn tongues that use 'planet', but if we're assuming translations of the word count, solid maybe?

    I'm sure we can come up with a few more. . . but I don't care enough just now. Hopefully my nice long 'engaged' looking post will help with the algorithm, I seldom bother to post on anything, but, well if it helps you keep producing this kind of material I suppose it's a small price to pay. Smaller at least than the Patreon money I can't quite manage with my current finances at least. Affordable on my budget, you might say.

    Here's hoping the algorithm hasn't started discounting any response that mentions it so as to weed out people, 'just responding to trick the algorithm'. . . that would indeed be lame, wouldn't it?

  8. Actually, Germany admitted the syrian refugees for two reasons, and none of them is remorse for the Holocaust. 1. It's the morally right thing to do. 2. Industry lobbyists had lobbied the Merkel-administration to get the immigrants as a cheap labor-force to Germany. (Which is ironic, because Germany's companies actually routinely lament that they don't need any more cheap workers: They need well-educated workers with math- and engineering-skills.)

  9. While people play politics for clicks, some are working on solutions. Michael Francis Smith built the Green Power House. He calls it Algae AquaCulture Technology Solar Cell in Whitefish Montana, that mysteriously burned down.
    It converts waste products and biomass into food, soil rebuilding conditioners, biofuel and electrical energy.
    It's Carbon neutral and Water neutral. He solved your climate energy crisis. Anyone surprised they haven't heard of this? Earth Conscious Films did a documentary called The Need To Grow.
    The trailer is here https://youtu.be/8iko2tfQnFc
    AACT Biological Solar Cell https://youtu.be/bMVQ9s8fQ5U

  10. to be fair… and balanced a lot of the US is not hospitable to people who are not accustomed to the environment. Regions with severe winters, regions with severe tornadoes, regions with severe hurricanes, regions that are fucking deserts but you fucking assholes keep moving there and demanding more water… ahem… the reason a lot of the US is empty is because it's a bitch to be the first house for 200 miles.

  11. i always find it so jarring when clips of Obama are showing him behaving and speaking like the very pieces of shit that he went on about with his "hope and change" mantra. that guy is such a piece of it for that alone. behaving like a Trump, and admitting to corruption in our faces and laughing about it.

  12. Okay, I'm not usually one to cry Nazi, because I'm Jewish and mostly use hyperbole for dramatic effect, and there is such a thing as taking it too far.

    BUT TRUMP LITERALLY USED HITLER'S ARGUMENT FOR WHY JEWS NEED TO KEEP THEIR DOCUMENTS ON THEM AT ALL TIMES AS A JUSTIFICATION FOR NOT LETTING REFUGEES ENTER THE COUNTRY. LIVE. ON TV.

    So thanks for telling me THAT, Cody. I have to go to work angry now! J'ACCUSE!

  13. God you could any clip of trump answering a question to any other question he'd been asked and it would make about as much sense

  14. Greta Thunberg is such a fucking tool bag. She isn't helping the situation at all she's only making it worse because everyone knows she's a tool bag.

  15. If anyone survives the future will look back and wonder how so many powerful idiots ever thought, even in their own terms of economic growth, that digging up flammable mud from miles underground and shipping it around the world, would somehow prove more profitable in the long term than catching energy on panels as it literally falls from the sky.

  16. I, for one, keep a pile of tires burning in my backyard 24/7 to troll the libs. Climate change is a Chinese hoax. My 7 kids and 23 grandchildren will inherit a perfectly fine planet thanks to trump!!!11!1!

  17. Thank you for adding the Obama clip into the video. We all need to remember that this is a problem that comes from both sides, and by both sides, I mean one side – the corporate side. Curb your consumption and be considerate to whom your give your patronage.

  18. It’s worse than you think.
    The temperatures of the ocean has increased so much that methane is being released from Ocean floor bottom off the coast of Russia. It’s too late to reverse it because it’s now a runaway feedback loop. We need a change of government and we need to get rid of corporations immediately before we go extinct. All of our effort’s need to go into technology now!

  19. all of these people who say that the planet is fine has never talked to these alarmists, who gives a shit about the planet if we can't live on it, when we say the world is in danger we are saying our life on this world is in danger no one is talking about the planet itself except republicans talking about liberals (who they clearly never talked to) only climate deniers ( and liberals trying to get climate change deniers to listen) bring up that shit about the planet itself everyone else is talking about our life on this planet and that's what they mean by saying '" the planet is in danger''. to say that they are talking about the actual planet itself and not what lives on it is so stupid. that was never the argument.

  20. At some point doesn't the secret service or someone at least have the responsibility to "uphold and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC." If only one of those guys were to say this is in self defense and just cap him right behind his left ear…. I doubt he'd do any time. Sometimes the right answer is the seemingly wrong action.

  21. Democrats support censorship, disarmament of the law abiding, murder of the unwanted, big government control over individual freedom, and various forms of socialism… just like the Nazi Party of 1933. If that isn't Fascism, I don't know what is. People complaining about the weather in various forms? Not Fascism.

  22. gotta get that clear plastic shower curtain with pockets and watch in the shower on your phone. double bag it with ziplock because if you don't plan to fail you've failed to plan.

  23. I am scared of that multiculturalism. There is going to be so much culturalizm that they are going to run out sooner or later.

  24. As a species ,were literally done folks, nothing to be done we're fucked it's came over and has been game over we're just now finding out

  25. Cody, codster, cody Mccoderson, Code, Cod, Cod fish…😘.. Where do you research, how do you research, how does your clear fuurreaking brain work and others like you I.mean like ya'll; bell and the whole crew…? I think ya'll should put out content on how specifically a logical person researches how they get their information pertaining to what impacts the lives of future generations not what impacts their day to day clinging to the past, feeling a sense of hopelessness because of empty promises they look forward to. Everyday I feel that energy of hopelessness in them and still shine a silent truth towards them but I think we need a more interactive platform for stretching our own devine arms towards them, grab them, and give them the biggest hugs know to man😁 and then powerdrive them smother them with love and knowledge. Not the knowledge of books but the knowledge of love abd truth. Love y'all❤💚💜💙💛🌍🌎🌏🌺🌸🌻💐 📟

  26. So how about population control? Why is that never part of the solution? Please tell me that 7 billion people on the planet doesn't produce more problems for the environment than 4 billion people. 

    I'm not talking about a top-down policy of coercion by the government, but it should be investigated and discussed seriously as part of any program to prevent or alleviate the consequences of climate change.

  27. I'm going to take the doors off my house and welcome everyone I don't know to come in and eat out of my fridge. "Everything will be fine" says the clown living in Clownland.

  28. I've always thought that making the mass migration issue one of the biggest, most public talking points since the beginning would have greatly helped encourage across the board support for combating this shit. I've never met a denier or someone who doesn't care because they think it doesn't effect them who knew about that part of it. They only know about rising sea levels and ice melting. But how would their tune change if they had been told from the beginning that all the brown people they don't like flooding in was due to climate change.

  29. Wow Barry's sounding old now. After that clip I feel like we've got less than a decade before he's just leaning over to someone at a bar and going "you know I used to be Obama."

  30. but money is great, you can't spend it when you are dead, but until then it's great. and afterwards it doesn't affect you if the human race goes extinct, you are already dead anyway. so it just makes sense to prioritize money over the human race.

  31. Just for clarity the last special IPCC report was on water. It's models predict that by 2100 650 million people will be displaced by sea level rise another 625 million people currently have their main fresh water source for drinking and agriculture is rivers fed by glacier melt, those glaciers will be gone and those people will be displaced too. If you're bad at maths that's 1.2 Billion people or a sixth of the worlds population displaced by 2100 and that's before you get to considering droughts, severe weather events or social upheavals like wars. We're in for a bumpy ride.

  32. Eh…no that is not why Germany admitted those refugees. We can get better educated workers from elsewhere in the EU. And nope, it wasn't about the Holocaust either.

    It was because it was a f… emergency situation. If we had closed the borders, not only might this have lead to a lot of people dying, it could have also lead to a war in the Balkans. That area is pretty instable, the LAST thing we needed was countries arguing who would be responsible for the refugees.

    But naturally we are now making the best out of it and do our best to educate them to a level that they will be a long term benefit. Or at least their children will be.

  33. As a worm, I appreciate that you took a really fair and balanced look at the issue instead of capitulating to the vertebrate lobby that runs this world. Annelid Action Now! The Skeleton is a Cage! Free Organs Free Life!

  34. News Dude, not the hero we want, not the hero we need, not actually a hero at all but a man who's mad as hell and won't take it any more, coming soon to a cinema near you, News Dude

  35. It's a HOAX.
    The climate changes in cycles and this is nothing abnormal. There is ZERO evidence of cataclysm or total-destruction, , , yet some people over-react and do fear-mongering.
    There's also some elites which are profiting from the hoax.

  36. Republicans be like:
    "I don't believe that man influences climate change. I believe everything the corporations tell me. Give them more tax cuts at my own expense. Derp!!!!"

  37. This is going to be a crappy century. Thanks . . . Obama?

    Seriously though, this century is going to be a shitshow thanks to large segments of the world population being either ignorant or disingenuous about the problem. Not to mention the politicians and segments of the elite that benefit from denying the problem of anthropogenic climate change because it is in their interests to do so. Of course, there is no alternative to real-world capitalism though so . . . let us not do anything about it.

  38. The "wall" is really for Climate Change refugees in the near future. But they can't tell us because they don't want us to panic about Climate Change being real.

    Walls keep people IN just as they can keep people OUT tho. "America the Great Prison State"

  39. I'm so engaged with this content. I'd buy whatever was advertised before this and any other videos produced by these wonderful creators. Even gum.

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