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Stern report

There are already articles on line about the new Stern Report on climate change.

Here is the BBC

Here is the Guardian

Key points

* Floods from rising sea levels could displace up to 100 million people

* Melting glaciers could cause water shortages for 1 in 6 of the world's population

* Wildlife will be harmed; at worst up to 40% of species could become extinct

* Droughts may create hundreds of millions of "climate refugees"

This could make the second world war look like a picnic.


I feel this issue calls into question capitalism itself, the market as an institution, and even - to some extent - the limits of democracy. I believe in democracy, but everything reverts to its least complex lowest-energy form, and it represents lower energy to lie to people than to do the hard work involved in delivering truth.
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