An Earth Day Expletive

By Alan Farago

What do we mean, when we say that climate change could “drive us off a cliff”, or, that President Trump and rabid anti-environmental policies championed by his administration are a “runaway train”?

For our species, the maximal climate change event is the elimination of civilized society. In his 2011 “Collapse: How Societies Choose To Fail Or Succeed”, Jared Diamond wrote how civilizations collapse repeatedly throughout human history. In the outerlying suburbs of humanity — in failed nation states like South Sudan and parts of sub Saharan Africa — much hotter temperatures are significantly contributing to starvation and war. …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green

      

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