European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker used part of his “State of the Union” speech yesterday to make a bold claim about migration into the European Union that seems to have been missed by most news outlets.
He said, in revelatory comments about how the European Union expects to expand the definition of refugees and migration. He said in his State of the Union speech:
“One example of where we Europe is already leading is in our action on climate change.
“In Europe we all know that climate change is a major global challenge – and we have known for a while now.
“The planet we share – its atmosphere and stable climate – cannot cope with the use mankind is making of it.
“Some parts of the world have been living beyond their means, creating carbon debt and living on it. As we know from economics and crisis management, living beyond our means is not sustainable behaviour.
“Nature will foot us the bill soon enough. In some parts of the world, climate change is changing the sources of conflict – the control over a dam or a lake can be more strategic than an oil refinery.
“Climate change is even one the root causes of a new migration phenomenon. Climate refugees will become a new challenge – if we do not act swiftly.”
But the video below shows his ad-libbing on the subject going further.
He says: “We are tackling the root causes of the next migration wave… the climate change problems because tomorrow morning we’ll have climate refugees and we have to know that. We should not be surprised, astonished if the first climate refugees are coming to Europe.