Did you ever notice the irony that lies in
- us flying to the Maldives, the Seychelles, to Easter Island and everywhere else,
- thus destroying the world’s climate with our CO2 emissions,
- but when climate refugees try to come to Europe because their islands are being consumed by rising sea levels or because their land is being turned into desert by the increasing heat, then we turn them away?
That’s pretty sad. I know Kiribati is expected to be completely swallowed by the sea in twenty years. The inhabitants are already beginning an exodus primarily to Hawaii and New Zealand, I’m not sure how they’re being received in either location.
Unfortunately, it’s easier to tell other what they should do than do it yourself! (I’m speaking about myself)
‘I’m alright Jack, pull the ladder up’ is an Brit/Oz/Kiwi expression that fits this awful situation quite well