Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

12 October 2005

50 million environmental refugees by 2010

The Guardian reports that there will be 50 million people displaced by environmental disasters - such as desertification, decreasing water supplies and rising sea levels - by the end of the decade.

That's just people. Imagine the billions of animals and plants displaced or simply wiped out in this process too.

What most informed and well-educated people with Internet access don't seem to realise, is that this figure will increase until there are 6 billion people displaced by environmental disaster. But hey, as long as you have your air-conditioned, 6-litre, 24-valve, SUV and your bullet-proof, non-shatter, anti-glare windows ... you're all right baby. Just drive over the poor, that way you don't have to deal with them.

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