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“Climate Apartheid” Is Imminent. Only the Rich Will Survive.

Enviroment

If our global climate change catastrophe continues unchecked, vast swaths of the world will likely become harsher and far less hospitable for humanity.

When that happens, an even greater rift will appear between the global haves and have-nots, as many people will be left without the means to escape the worst effects of the climate crisis, according to a new report published Tuesday by the U.N.’s Human Rights Council that describes an impending “climate apartheid.”

While the rich hire private firefighters or move to more expensive habitable areas, the report predicts that 120 million people will be pushed into poverty by 2030 by climate change. Many more will die.

Unequal Distribution

The report describes how the poorest 3.5 billion people in the world are responsible for ten percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, while the richest ten percent of the global population is responsible for half.

“Perversely, the richest, who have the greatest capacity to adapt and are responsible for and have benefitted from the vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions, will be the best placed to cope with climate change,” U.N. poverty and human rights official Philip Alston wrote in the report, “while the poorest, who have contributed the least to emissions and have the least capacity to react, will be the most harmed.”

Pay To Win

In the report, Alston writes how the wealthy’s access to lifesaving resources has caused humanity to adapt to the climate crisis in the wrong direction — instead of acting to prevent or reverse the worst of climate change, the rich can afford to personally avoid the problem.

“An over-reliance on the private sector could lead to a climate apartheid scenario in which the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger, and conflict, while the rest of the world is left to suffer,” writes Alston.

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25 Comments on "“Climate Apartheid” Is Imminent. Only the Rich Will Survive."

  1. Cloggie on Thu, 27th Jun 2019 1:43 pm 

    Poor girls, currently playing for the world cup soccer in France:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/25/highs-of-45c-expected-in-france-as-heatwave-scorches-europe

    “Europe heatwave: record high of 45C expected in France”

    P.S. “Apartheid”, is the fourth best known Dutch word, ranking after three other words of Dutch origin:

    3. Yankee
    2. Santaclaus
    1. Dollar

  2. makati1 on Thu, 27th Jun 2019 6:09 pm 

    Does the above article’s author even consider that the “poor” outnumber the “rich” by about 1 million to one? That the rich may end up headless, aka, the French Revolution solution? I consider that the most likely scenario for the future.

    Even the smallest dog will attack anyone who tries to take its food. Especially if it is starving. Survival ability is NOT defined by $$$. It is defined by physical strength/health and skills, both lacking in the “rich” class, which will mostly disappear after the next big crash.

    You can own a factory, mine or oil well, but if there is no-one to buy it’s product, it is worthless. Ditto for paper “money”, property, or even gold. But if you can grow food, build a shelter and have drinkable water, you will be “wealthy” in the new world, post oil.

  3. JuanP on Thu, 27th Jun 2019 8:21 pm 

    Kyle Bass: Massive “Pig Ebola” Epidemic Gives Trump Big Leverage In China Trade Deal
    Our advice to President Trump ahead of the next stage in the U.S.-China trade talks is encapsulated in a Chinese proverb: “Patience is a bitter plant, but its fruit is sweet.” The threat to food availability and security from Chinese pig Ebola and fall armyworm will prevent China from aggressively using tariffs as an offensive weapon against the U.S. over the coming year. Just as the poor structure of China’s leveraged economy necessitates that they return to the negotiating table with the U.S. ⁠— the largest buyer of its goods ⁠— food insecurity in China will oblige them to put aside their main retaliatory tool and start earnestly negotiating with the U.S. President Trump needs to both recognize his leverage in these trade talks and have the confidence that China’s primary source of counter-leverage has a short expiration date. The structural state of China’s economy is in peril after a decade of reckless credit growth. Following the great financial crisis, the Chinese government pursued economic growth at all costs, which has left them with high financial leverage and bad debts. As a result, China’s U.S. dollar shortage has become acute. These structural problems leave the Chinese economy and financial system vulnerable to a slowdown. In response to the imposition of U.S. tariffs, China retaliated by imposing tariffs on 99% of all U.S. agricultural exports. These were devised to hurt senators who represent agricultural states ahead of the 2020 election. Understandably, U.S. farmers and their political representatives have reacted with great alarm. Currently U.S. pork exports to China are subject to a 62% tariff and soybeans are subject to a 27% tariff, while chicken exports are outright banned. U.S. farmers are hoping these tariffs will be lifted imminently as part of an eventual trade deal. Regardless of the outcome of negotiations between Presidents Trump and Xi at the upcoming G-20 meeting in Osaka, Japan on June 28, the pain inflicted on U.S. farmers by China is just short-term and soon will be over. The terrible reality for the Chinese is that China is facing an unprecedented combination of agricultural challenges: Chinese pig Ebola (also known as African swine fever) and fall armyworm. These threats have already impacted Chinese agricultural production and will take an even greater toll in 2020. China is both the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, at around 50% of the world’s pork supply and 20% of the world’s animal protein supply. The global cross-border trade in pork (i.e., total global exports) only constitute 15% of Chinese demand. If the worst-case scenarios come true and nearly the entire Chinese hog herd is affected, then China will need to import massive amounts of U.S. pork, regardless of the state of U.S.-China trade talks. To make matters worse, the fall armyworm, a caterpillar which damages crops, including corn, soybeans, rice, and sugarcane, has spread into China from Myanmar and is now running rampant in 15 southern Chinese provinces. The USDA attaché in Beijing forecasts that the fall armyworm will spread to the corn growing regions in the north of China by the fall of 2019. Previous infestations have resulted in a reduction in corn yields by at least 20%. Crop losses in Africa have recently exceeded 70% due to the army worm. China as the world’s second largest corn producer, after the U.S., is facing a second unprecedented threat which must ultimately lead to higher grain imports. China is facing an imminent protein and food shortage. The price of pork and other proteins in China will skyrocket this year. In fact, China’s national average pig price is already up +15.4% for the month of June, +30.4% for 2019, and up +53% over the past year. Looking forward to 2020, acute protein shortages will require China to significantly increase animal protein imports globally in order to maintain current consumption patterns. The purchases will be sourced directly from the U.S., regardless of the presence of tariffs, or from other animal protein exporting countries, such as Germany, Spain, and Denmark (as long as CPE hasn’t already killed their herds). Chinese pig Ebola will cause a biblical global shortage of pork for years to come.

  4. JuanP on Thu, 27th Jun 2019 8:21 pm 

    OOppsie, silly me that was a Zero Hedge article.

  5. JuanP on Thu, 27th Jun 2019 8:28 pm 

    Putin Eviscerates Liberalism, Calling It “Obsolete”, In Wide-Ranging Interview Ahead Of G-20In an exclusive interview with FT on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin touted the growth of national populism in Europe and America while saying that liberalism is “spent” as an ideology. He spoke on numerous issues at length, which we have broken down here by topic.

    I was once a big fan of Putin now I think he is a mother fucker. I am solid liberal and proud of it.

  6. JuanP on Thu, 27th Jun 2019 8:29 pm 

    OOppsie, I forgot this is a Zero Hedge article.

  7. Go Speed Racer on Thu, 27th Jun 2019 10:14 pm 

    these days, liberalism sucks.
    it didnt used to. Used to have some
    good ideas. 40 hr weeks, no child work
    slaves, nutrition labels, stuff like that.
    But now liberalism is a load of shit.
    Pelosi Warren CNN and Hillary are the lunatics
    who spout horseshit 24 hrs a day

    Putin is right. Liberalism is dead. 4 more years!

  8. More Davy Identity Theft on Thu, 27th Jun 2019 10:28 pm 

    JuanP on Thu, 27th Jun 2019 8:21 pm

    JuanP on Thu, 27th Jun 2019 8:21 pm

    JuanP on Thu, 27th Jun 2019 8:28 pm

    JuanP on Thu, 27th Jun 2019 8:29 pm

  9. Duncan Idaho on Thu, 27th Jun 2019 10:36 pm 

    Love Me I’m A Liberal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nFvhhCulaw

  10. Davy on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 1:57 am 

    You tell ’em speeder.

    After all, you’re full of terrific deplorable ideas for a better future.

    With YOUR help, speeder, we’ll have another four years of SMEGMA.

    I got my red SMEGMA cap on right now, How ’bout you, speeder?

    Speeder SMEGMA, yeah!!!!!

  11. Speeder SMEGMA on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 2:04 am 

    Hey Speeder-

    Someone just told me that SMEGMA is a natural, cheese-like substance that accumulates under the prepuce, or the foreskin in men and under the clitoral hood in women.

    Speeder, didn’t mean to compare you and our hero with the orange pubic hair transplant to a cheese-like substance that accumulates under the clitoral hood, but if the shoe fits………

    Go, go, go Speeder/Trump SMEGMA

  12. JuanP on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 4:46 am 

    “Davy on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 1:57 am You tell ’em speeder. After all, you’re full of terrific deplorable ideas for a better future. With YOUR help, speeder, we’ll have another four years of SMEGMA. I got my red SMEGMA cap on right now, How ’bout you, speeder? Speeder SMEGMA, yeah!!!!!”

    This is juanpee doing his identity theft again. For those who care I am off this forum normally at 8:00pm and that is when juanpee starts his identity theft shift. Ban juanpee please mods

  13. makati1 on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 4:58 am 

    I reply to ehom I decide to reply, I do not give a damn who it really is. My comments are honest thoughts and relies actually
    with refs.

    I am just pointing out how the US is dying and how it is going to impact the snowflakes and brain-dead Americans. I stand outside the US. That is blessing I am thankful for. The Philippines are not targets for nukes. The US is. So be it. Well deserved.

  14. makati1 on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 4:58 am 

    whom

  15. Davy on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 5:14 am 

    “I reply to ehom I decide to reply, I do not give a damn who it really is. My comments are honest thoughts and relies actually
    with refs.”

    makato, your problem is you are so self-absorbed you don’t see anything beyond your own opinion and self-promotion. You were too busy eagerly attacking turd buster that you got snowed by juanpee. He loves to deceive people and for some reason you love the guy. I guess because he protects you with bad behavior.

  16. Davy on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 5:18 am 

    cloggo, you got a/c? Looks like the heat is moving your way Saturday.

    http://tinyurl.com/y3f3z6gs

  17. makati1 on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 6:02 am 

    No, Davy. YOU are self absorbed. I frequent this site occasionally when I am bored. You are on here most of the day and evening. I am not professing to run a farm with livestock as you do. I plant and harvest. No livestock to feed, water, clean, etc. Occasional weeding and then harvest, multiple times over the year.

    My opinion is just a good and valid as yours or anyone else’. As I said, I reply to the comment, not the person. I do not post word salads no-one reads. I post pertinent replies or comments on the rapid decline of America.

    I do not feel sorry for those who support the plundering and murder by the US across the 3rd world. They/you are cowards who prey on the weak, not the real powers that would fight back and overcome the weak American snowflakes. Wait until the Us makes the foolish mistake of attacking IRAN. The body bags and sunk ships will start an uprising in America the like of which will make the protests of the Vietnam war seem like a picnic. I was at that one. I am going to be watching from 8,000 miles away with this one. My mother did not raise any dummies.

    JaunP is just an intelligent, open minded person who is not brainwashed by the USMSM bullshit. Anyone with two active brain cells can see what is happening in the real world. The US is going down. How and when is the only questions. Soon, most likely. I’m watching from the cheap seats, 8,000 miles away. Pass the popcorn! LMAO

  18. Davy on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 6:25 am 

    “No, Davy. YOU are self absorbed. I frequent this site occasionally when I am bored. You are on here most of the day and evening.”
    BS, makato, prove it. Farming is weather dependent. Sometimes I spend more time here. I also have a smart phone so I can access anytime. Lately I am bringing in hay so not here much. I am off after 8:00pm normally unless I can’t sleep. GOT IT?

    “I am not professing to run a farm with livestock as you do. I plant and harvest. No livestock to feed, water, clean, etc. Occasional weeding and then harvest, multiple times over the year.”
    AH, makato, I also have a garden, orchard, and vines. My livestock graze makato. You are thinking about feedlots. They don’t need to be cleaned either.

    “My opinion is just a good and valid as yours or anyone else’. As I said, I reply to the comment, not the person.”
    So, the person making the comment does not matter? That is not very sophisticated. A POV is highly dependent on personality and nationality. There is also the deceit and agenda that knowing the commenter flushes out.

    “I do not post word salads no-one reads. I post pertinent replies or comments on the rapid decline of America.”
    You don’t because you can’t. lol. Besides how do you know who reads comments? What about visitors? We have a handful or regulars and many are self-absorbed loud mouths only wanting to comment not read comments. I don’t write things for these people. They don’t care about what others say they only care about what they say and who they can cut down. You are one of these people. I moderate and neuter bad comments. If I name call it is because others name call.

    “I do not feel sorry for those who support the plundering and murder by the US across the 3rd world. They/you are cowards who prey on the weak, not the real powers that would fight back and overcome the weak American snowflakes. Wait until the Us makes the foolish mistake of attacking IRAN. The body bags and sunk ships will start an uprising in America the like of which will make the protests of the Vietnam war seem like a picnic. I was at that one. I am going to be watching from 8,000 miles away with this one. My mother did not raise any dummies.”
    Geeze, makato, you say this anti-American shit over and over like every comment. What are you trying to prove? Same shit daily, weekly, and yearly. No wonder you are so bored.

    JaunP is just an intelligent, open minded person who is not brainwashed by the USMSM bullshit.
    Cough cough. LOL. Juanpee is a disgusting extremist with mental issues and you like him so this says a lot about you. Do you like his socks and identity theft? The integrity of this unmoderated forum was destroyed by this nut case and you approve of that?

    “Anyone with two active brain cells can see what is happening in the real world. The US is going down. How and when is the only questions. Soon, most likely. I’m watching from the cheap seats, 8,000 miles away. Pass the popcorn! LMAO”
    Sure thing makato, no arguments. My effort is to show you are going down too. You and cloggo act like everyone else is doomed and you are sitting fat and happy. You are the ones with a wakeup call coming. I already am aware of the problems around me. You point your fingers at others and can’t see what is staring you in the face.

  19. makati1 on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 6:44 am 

    What a word salad! No I will not bother to read your blathering. I am listening to the frogs and the night sounds of the jungle. It is 7:30 pm Friday night here. 82F here.

    My business partner is in Palawan with a developer who is building a new hotel there. He is the principle architect for the project. The developer is a college class mate. Multiple income streams. Connections.

    Meanwhile, I am awaiting the inheritance from my stepfather. I inherited from my mother last year. I’m well set for the future, whatever it brings. I owe no one. I pay only VAT taxes on what I buy.
    No US taxes or fees. No property to worry about. No debt. You will never experience such freedom.

  20. makati1 on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 6:55 am 

    BTW: YOU started to destroy this forum over 5 years ago with your arrogant putdowns and bullshit. Don’t try to blame someone else. YOU are the sole cause!

  21. Davy on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 6:56 am 

    Makato, reread your comment and ask yourself “am I self-absorbed?

  22. More Davy Identity Theft on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 7:25 am 

    JuanP on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 4:46 am

    “This is juanpee doing his identity theft again. For those who care I am off this forum normally at 8:00pm and that is when juanpee starts his identity theft shift. Ban juanpee please mods”

  23. makati1 on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 7:56 am 

    Davy, I proof-read my comments before I post. I say exactly what I want to say. I am what I am. I do not pretend to be something else. I am an educated, experienced, intelligent 75 year old retired in a country that has more plus’ than the dying US. I do not regret my decision of 12 years ago.

    I am not self absorbed, you are. I am enjoying my life of freedom. I read dozens of articles/views from all over the world everyday. I am aware of the real world better then most, if not all, Americans. I am prepared for the future. That gives me a lot of comfort and freedom you will never have.

    My SS is just one small stream into my lake of preps. If I go down, it will be AFTER you do and will mean that there has been a nuclear exchange between the US and whomever. It will not be in the Philippines. Your cities will be radioactive ash, not mine.

    Enjoy the music the band is playing as the USS Debt goes down. GO TRUMP! TRUMP IN 2020! LMAO

  24. Go Speed Racer on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 3:16 pm 

    Trump is the savior of the galaxy.

    There was a giant black hole
    in the center is the Milky Way
    Sagittarius A and it was going
    to suck up everything in the
    galaxy but fortunately Trump has
    taken care of that risk he built a
    wall around it. So now it’s good
    times forever.

    Also the nearby Andromeda Galaxy
    was going to collide with the Milky Way
    which could have killed everybody but
    Trump fixed that too. He stacked the
    Supreme Court and they explicitly
    have now outlawed illegal migrant
    galaxies from coming our way.

    Trump is great he fixes everything,
    and tosses the liberals onto the
    manure pile where they belong.

    4 more years 4 more years!

    Hey who was the winner of the TV
    Democrat Presidential Debate?

    Answer: Donald Trump!

    don’t forget the Kunstler Clusterfuck
    column today. He did a perfect
    analysis of the debates.

    Abortion Rights for transgenders in plastic
    rain coats. ya right, jesus christ!!

  25. Dredd on Sat, 29th Jun 2019 10:52 am 

    Wealth can’t save the 1% (The 1% May Face The Wrath of Sea Level Rise First).

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