The appalling news from Pakistan, where severe flooding in a third of the country leaves little to the imagination about how bad climate change will, and is devastating people's lives will be in the headlines for a few days. But it's not just Pakistan. China is in the grip of a severe drought, as are parts of the United States, as is much of Europe. You might think this would concentrate leaders' minds, but no, the current energy crisis has not been brought about by climate change but by comparatively petty territorial claims which must be classed as the biggest distraction activity of all time. Now we must worry that China's claim on Taiwan (which historically at least has some justification) could lead to a nuclear showdown. What really worries me is that here in the UK it seems we are about to get a 'leader' who is more bothered by where lines are drawn on the map than the crisis that doesn't recognise any borders. Meanwhile, at Cape Canaveral our hopes of starting a new life on the Moon have been temporarily halted by engine problems. Damn.
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