Statement on virtual page says Santa Claus has signed agreement to move to South Pole because of global warming in the Arctic.
It turns out that a Canadian government website has claimed Santa Claus is relocating his workshop, elves, reindeer to the South Pole to escape the effects of global warming.
The statement as published on Policy Horizons Canada website says that rising global temperatures, rapidly melting Arctic ice and increase in destructive drilling activity has prompted Santa to permanently move his operations.
Policy Horizons was created to advise Canadian government officials on emerging issues and the humorous blog post comes as part of a series of Christmas themed posts about emerging policy concerns, one of which is global warming.
That is not all. Other tongue-in-cheek messages on Horizon mention Santa buying a self-flying sleigh and even investing in Bitcoin.
The present blog post, however, points towards a much more pressing issue.
'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,' reads the post.
It further adds that the 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.
In 2014 United Nations scientists warned climate change could cause refugees to flood into Europe as they flee weather and food shortages.