Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Profoundest Evil

Yes, this will be the hottest year globally in recorded history, and it's accompanied by widespread drought in Africa, drought in Australia, a heat wave in India and Pakistan that likely killed several thousand people. It's already here, and it's just going to get worse.

Sorry Atrios, but your "worse humans in America" awards trivialize the real worst humans in the world. They are fossil fuel industry executives, including the executives of Exxon who have known since 1977 that their industry would eventually destroy much of civilization, and who chose to spend millions to cover up and deny this fact so they could keep getting richer.

You know what? That may actually be worse than Hitler.

1 comment:

robin andrea said...

When did wealth become more important that absolutely everything else? The destruction of the planet in the interest of making more and more money seems crazy, and yet that's what happened. Some humans really don't know when to stop and say "I have enough." And others don't know when to say "enough is enough."