While we were distracted

The ice caps are melting, and California is on fire, again.

If we had done nothing, CV19 would kill perhaps 70 million people. If we do nothing, climate change will kill perhaps 5 billion or more people. And nothing is what we are doing.

But we don't need to worry about climate change: It will, almost entirely, kill only future people, not us. And the people it's already killing? Well, they're just poor people with skins the wrong colour who live far away. Of course we pretend to care about our children and their children, but we only pretend: they are not anything like as important as our glorious selves. And the poor, far-off people it's already killing? We don't even pretend to care about them: they have skins the wrong colour after all.

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