By Anthony Sheridan
Just over a century ago Europe and the world was ravaged by war [1914-1918] [Casualties: About 20 million] When the killing was done disease took its turn in the form of the Spanish flu [Casualties: 25 to 50 million]
Today, war and disease are still ravaging Europe and the world [Casualties are in the millions and mounting]
During the week the IPCC issued yet another stark truth concerning human behaviour:
The scientific evidence is unequivocal: climate change is a threat to human well-being and the health of the planet. Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future.
The critical words here are ‘brief and rapidly closing window’.
So, if over a century, humans failed to end war and prevent disease, what are the chances of keeping that rapidly closing [extinction] window open?
The answer is brutally obvious – Zero.