Re: The Age Of Consequences
I watched the story on Four Corners last night. It's rubbish journalism... trying to make out that climate change is a bigger factor in certain conflicts than it really was.
Here's a comment on it from another viewer:
The military commentators referred to climate change as a "multiplier". No quantification of that multiplier - is it a doubling? Is it an extra 5%?
4 Corners hit a new low last night. I assume they didn't have to pay for the program.
A documentary linking climate change with everything wrong on the planet.
No Syria & other conflicts are not about religion, politics, social misfunction, international influence they're all about Climate change with a few ex military people, no-one ever heard of, confirming it all.
Like droughts, famine & pestilence never happened before the Industrial revolution.
It went for 45 minutes and never mentioned population growth may be a factor.
The reality in the two main regions mentioned is that deforestation is the driver of the droughts there. Yeah, that deforestation has led to localised climate changes and droughts and famine... but the program puffed it up out of proportion.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem
I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"