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26 October 2007

UN Report on Global Environmental Crisis ("Geo4")

The page linked above leads to a ton of info, including the full report. Bottom line? If we all go on with business-as-usual capitalism, we are in for extreme deprivation. "We" means minus those who can buy their way out, as long as that is possible.

Not to see the gigantic train coming at us is an act of irrationality that may be terminal. Of course, we've all been ignoring nuclear weapons (aside from certain states at certain times -- pure hypocrisy) since 1945, so...yeah, this species is proving itself non-viable.

More good news here, and an hour-long interview with Tim Flannery on these issues from Democracy Now here.

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