‘Climate refugees’: CNN report says migrant caravan might be caused by climate change

Well, it looks like CNN finally found a liberally-accepted way to cover the migrant caravan: it’s caused by climate change:

From the article by John D. Sutter:

To hear President Trump tell it, Central American “Gang Members and some very bad people” are attempting to storm the United States at its southern border. “This is an invasion of our Country and our Military is waiting for you,” the President wrote on Twitter. American news reports, meanwhile, largely have focused on high rates of violent crime in Honduras and El Salvador that have driven families to seek asylum as refugees in the United States.

Overlooked is this factor: climate change.

The “dry corridor” of Central America, which includes parts of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, has been hit with an unusual drought for the last five years. Crops are failing. Starvation is lurking. More than two million people in the region are at risk for hunger, according to an August report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

But don’t let the fact that “studies have not definitively tied this particular drought to climate change” bust the narrative:

Studies have not definitively tied this particular drought to climate change, but computer models show droughts like the one happening now are becoming more common as the world warms.

And get ready for more libs to jump on this in the coming months as we’re sure to hear about expanding asylum laws in the U.S. to accommodate these “climate refugees”:

…His sons have very little chance of settling lawfully in the United States if they are able to cross the border.

That’s because there’s no legal status for “climate refugees.”

The rules that govern the rights of refugees were developed in the aftermath of World War II and during the early Cold War, when western countries like the United States had an interest in protecting people who were persecuted in the communist Soviet Union, Alexander Betts and Paul Collier write in “Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy for a Changing World.”

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