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Climate change “will create 150 million refugees”

November 4th, 2009

There’s a lot of noise around at the moment about the causes of climate change. The American people have decided that it wasn’t their fault after all – more now believe that natural causes lie behind global warming than believe there is a human effect – and the ‘deniers’ seeming to grow in number even as the scientific evidence grows stronger by the month.

George Monbiot in The Guardian puts it all down to our fear of death. Another view is that the stronger the scientific evidence gets, the more certain it is that we are going to have to change our treasured lifestyles – lifestyles that have caused the problem in the first place. And it is this threat to our lifestyles that brings out the Inner Denier in everyone.

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