Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Stern warning

So Lord Stern, author of the 2006 Stern Review has come out and said that he got it wrong on climate change, it's much much worse than he thought and that if he had known how things would evolve he has reportedly said

 "I think I would have been a bit more blunt. I would have been much more strong about the risks of a four- or five-degree rise."

Bluntness is what we need!  We need to face up to the grim reality of the oncoming crisis, it seems  our political masters need a dose of reality.  As the World Economic Forum (WEF) pointed out in their recent report, income disparity and unsustainable government debt sap the ability to deal with climate change.  Placing us more at risk of severe crisis and collapse.  When you consider the austerity and the disparity in incomes, the competition between  states and the current financial paradigm it is difficult to see how this will be avoided, there is no silver bullet and I see no real solutions from Davos.  As Femen point out, the situation is desperate. 

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