There it is, isn’t it? The reality that will not be swept under the carpet by media denial and political rhetoric. “Tens of Millions” at first and maybe sooner than we would like to admit but then hundreds of millions will undoubtably follow on their heels.
Mr. Gerrard you are correct about justice but justice is a casualty in our world more often than it is a savior, sad to say. History records justice but mostly by its absence not its application.
Fear approaches humanity year by year. Species wide fear, that is. Like drought or famine, the future is dreaded and given the extraordinary (and as yet unchecked) pace that global warming is overtaking us, humanity will have great reason to fear indeed.
Such misery awaits poor humanity in overcrowded refugee boats, internment camps near borders and walls along borders patrolled by surveilance drones and armed patrols etc.
But once it begins in earnest it will not stop because there is no place ‘back where they came from’ for them to go that will sustain them.
The conservative corrupt and cynical may delay doing something about global warming while yet we could but the cost of doing so will not let them escape either.
Lower crop yields, rising food prices, drought or flood etc and so forth!
Care for a deal on a $10 million dollar beach front mansion or invest in a $100 million dollar hotel complex? How about that marvelous ski lodge that nobody goes to anymore? Or that huge acreage in the corn belt that is dry as a bone? $$$ - investments - future developments whatever? All at risk.
It won’t be the end of the world by the way like fanatic fatalists seem to hope for but it will be the end of the bountiful Earth and a world of scarcity will take its place. It will be the end of the good times that’s for sure! A billion more people in the next TEN years and a billion more every decade after that.
There is no place to ‘go back where they came from’!
No place to run to either. Not really.
We make the future that our children will have to suffer in… and there will be no escaping that for anyone.
Humanity’s future looks really grim.
Thank you Mr. Gerrard for pointing out the most human part of global warming for Americans…
…that there will be no place for us to hide like many people think there will be.
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