Columns 29.12.2014 06:00 am

Warming will smoke us

Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer

Imagine a panel of high-priced medicos reviewing the health status of our most important client, the human race.

The first thing to note is the client is still piling on weight – up from two billion units to seven billion in the past 75 years – but continues to thrive, for the most part. And most of its ailments are mere hypochondria.

Take the concern the emergence of the Islamic State (IS) in the no-man’s-land between Iraq and Syria will lead to catastrophe.

There will allegedly be a worldwide surge in terrorist attacks, a Sunni-Shia religious war spanning the Middle East or even a global religious war between Muslims and everybody else.

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