With a humanitarian crisis forcing thousands of minority Iraqis to flee from Islamic State forces, American public opinion on the United States involvement in Iraq has shifted.
This will not help.
A man in New Zealand applied for refugee status in anticipation of the effects of climate change and was denied. He moved to New Zealand from the Pacific island of Kiribati in 2007, and his visa has since expired. In order to avoid being deported, he hoped to convince the High Court that climate change makes Kiribati too unsafe for him to return.