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Climate Change 'Will Increase Mexico-US Migration'

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For every 10% of lost crop yields in Mexico, 2% of Mexicans are likely to leave their country, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the Academy of National Sciences.

According to a variety of warming scenarios used as models, researchers estimated that "by the year 2080, between 1.4 million and 6.7 million adult Mexicans (or 2% to 10% of the current population aged 15-65) would seek to emigrate to the US."

Okay, so who will be most inflamed by this information?

a) Those who don't believe global warming exists?

b) Those who don't believe in immigration?

c) Those who don't give a crap what the Proceedings of the Academy of National Sciences has to say?

d) Vegetables?

If you chose "d" you are correct. See, vegetables want to be eaten. But with only 65,000 H-1B guest worker visas issued each year, there simply aren't enough people to pick them. The math is quite simple: crop yields diminish in Mexico, crop yields increase in the United States, people willing to work long hours performing backbreaking work in triple-digit temperatures enter the US to harvest said crops. Subsequently, said crops don't rot in the fields and can feed human beings.

Of course, if you believe man-made climate change is a myth, disregard what you just read.

If you believe Mexican workers are "stealing American jobs", please click here.
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TAGS:  IMMIGRATION, CLIMATE CHANGE, BABA O'REILLY    SOURCE:   BBC

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