Bad forest management or climate change?
Does it really matter anymore?
It’s a no-brainer, of course, but even if President Donald Trump agreed that the fires sweeping parts of the American West are the result of climate change, there’s little or nothing he can do about it now.
The apocalypse is here for millions of Americans.
A New York Times piece today paints a grim picture for the next few decades. As many as 200 million Americans will be forced to migrate as coastal regions are flooded and searing temperatures make places like California inhospitable to humans.
So, where will all those Americans go?
Speaking from his smoky hilltop in California, former governor Gerry Brown was asked where he might go.
Canada will seem like the promised land for Americans seeking fresh water and relief from the heat. And they will take Canada by force, if they have to.
But it won’t come to that. Being a polite and practical people, Canadians will understand that they have no choice in the matter. There will be no war.
And in time, after 100 million or so Americans have settled across the country, the name “Canada” may disappear from modern maps.
Of course, climate change is affecting Canada, too. So it may be a temporary respite for desperate Americans who come here.
Man has never been good at looking at the long-term picture. Hence, the mess we’re all in now.
The Twitterites will keep nattering about mundane issues while masses of people migrate and billions die of starvation around the world.
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