Well – they didn’t need to go anywhere. I found this piece of news at Anthony Watts’ blog. Here’s a short introduction:-
In 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme predicted that climate change would create 50 million climate refugees by 2010. These people, it was said, would flee a range of disasters including sea level rise, increases in the numbers and severity of hurricanes, and disruption to food production.
Not only is the original claim bogus, their attempts to make it ‘disappear’ are hilariously inept. Apparently, they’ve never heard of Google Cache at the UN. Rather than simply say “we were wrong”, they’ve now brought even more distrust onto the UN.
Go over to Anthony Watts’ site for the whole article. Anthony has even sought out and provided links to the original maps and news items. Recommended reading.