Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE

CHRIS HEDGES:

Our corporate masters know what is coming. They know that as the ecosystem breaks down, as financial dislocations create new global financial meltdowns, as natural resources are poisoned or exhausted, despair will give way to panic and rage.

They know coastal cities will be covered by rising sea levels, crop yields will plummet, soaring temperatures will make whole parts of the globe uninhabitable, the oceans will become dead zones, hundreds of millions of refugees will flee in desperation, and complex structures of governance and organization will break down.

We have little time left. Climate change, even if we halt all carbon emissions today, will still bring rising temperatures havoc, instability and systems collapse to much of the planet.