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Climate change is forcing Santa Claus to move to the South Pole, Canadian government claims

A Canadian government agency website likens Santa Claus to a climate change refugee who had to flee the North Pole for the South Pole. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A Canadian government agency website is using humor to push its view that climate change is destroying the environment.

What did the website say?

Last week, Policy Horizons Canada, a Canadian government agency, declared that climate change had forced Santa Claus to move his workshop from the North Pole to the South Pole.

"Thanks to rising global temperatures, rapidly melting Arctic ice and growing human operations in the North, Santa Claus has signed an agreement with the International community to relocate his village next year to operate in an exclusive zone in the South Pole,” the website stated.

The post was one of many holiday-themed articles the agency published ahead of the holiday season. They also wrote about: bitcoin, self-driving sleighs, artificial intelligence and 3D printing.

Policy Horizons is a Canadian government agency that helps inform public officials on emerging issues that may have public policy implications over the next decade.

Why is this significant?

Specifically, this post was meant to focus on so-called "climate refugees," or people who are predicted to be displaced from their homeland in the future because of climate change. Such people are also known as "environmental migrants." The post implied that climate change has made Santa a refugee.

"Santa’s relocation agreement marks the first time that the international community agrees on a common legal definition of climate change that includes refugees as corporations, as well as individuals,” the post said.

"This deal is expected to lead to the deployment of a global climate change refugee visa system that in the near future could help to more easily relocate individuals and corporations facing the impacts of climate change,” it added.

Some climate change alarmists have predicted that billions of people worldwide could become victims of man-made climate change in the near future, forcing them to leave their homeland and move elsewhere.

Many experts believe that Europe is already a favored settling area of climate change refugees, according to Fox Business.

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