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View Diary: Climate Change Reality : 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius? Life or death for Tuvalu? (87 comments)

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  •  Environmental equity is a strong argument (2+ / 0-)
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    for action.   However, we have not shown any track record of that having affected policy in the past.  We feel bad about the Inuit having their meat poisoned with DDT and PCBs but our solution is to ship them southern foods.

    I suspect most nations would be willing to relocate Tuvalu rather than changing their standard of living.

    But what are you going to do with the millions of Chinese and Bangladeshi's who also live below 4 m?  Tuvalu will be forgotten in the land wars of the 21st Century which will come from relocation.

    "Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly." - Voltaire

    by captainlaser on Sun Dec 13, 2009 at 11:31:51 AM PST

    •  Environmental Justice (0+ / 0-)

      May be the better, more practical term.

      To be frank, some island nations an low-lying costal regions are already basket-cases and will get worse if not dissapear entirely, so on the way to mitigating the effects, the world will have to care for those who are/will be displaced, and the term for the is Environmental Refugee; the world has millions already.

      Ask me about my daughter's future - Ko

      by koNko on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 03:21:37 AM PST

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