Steven Colbert Agrees: Immigrants Cause Global Warming!

The Center for New Community does crucial work drawing attention to white nationalist organizations that make spurious environmental arguments to fortify their racist anti-immigration politics, such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform, Numbers USA, and Progressives for Immigration Reform, all part of the John Tanton Network.

Center for New Community managed to get their message on the Colbert Report last night, with Steven Colbert taking sharp aim at an advertisement by Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS).  The clip also reveals connections between CAPS’s supposed environmental agenda and white nationalism.

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One response to “Steven Colbert Agrees: Immigrants Cause Global Warming!

  1. Anne Hicks

    Hello and thank you so much for this article.

    So-called environmentally induced migration is multi-level problem. According to Essam El-Hinnawi definition form 1985 environmental refugees as those people who have been forced to leave their traditional habitat, temporarily or permanently, because of a marked environmental disruption (natural or triggered by people) that jeopardised their existence and/or seriously affected the quality of their life. The fundamental distinction between `environmental migrants` and `environmental refugees` is a standpoint of contemporsry studies in EDPs.

    According to Bogumil Terminski it seems reasonable to distinguish the general category of environmental migrants from the more specific (subordinate to it) category of environmental refugees.

    Environmental migrants, therefore, are persons making a short-lived, cyclical, or longerterm change of residence, of a voluntary or forced character, due to specific environmental factors. Environmental refugees form a specific type of environmental migrant.

    Environmental refugees, therefore, are persons compelled to spontaneous, short-lived, cyclical, or longer-term changes of residence due to sudden or gradually worsening changes in environmental factors important to their living, which may be of either a short-term or an irreversible character.

    According to Norman Myers environmental refugees are “people who can no longer gain a secure livelihood in their homelands because of drought, soil erosion, desertification, deforestation and other environmental problems, together with associated problems of population pressures and profound poverty”.

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