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What happened to the climate refugees?

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  • You know how when scientists create a graph of multiple data points and then try extrapolating to draw a line into the future? Well that line to 2010 wasn't as steep as they expected once they added in the 2006, 2007, and 2008 data, so they had to redraw the curve. They now predict it's going to happen in 2020 instead based on the current slope of the graph

One of the chief duties of the mathematician in acting as an advisor... is to discourage... from expecting too much from mathematics. -- N. Wiener