Saturday, August 14, 2010

Global Warming and the Pakistani Flood

by Matthew Rothschild, The progressive, Aug 13, 2010

It’s impossible to look at the images coming out of Pakistan and not shake your head at the brutality of Mother Nature.

But is it Mother Nature’s fault-or our own?

Is this just a freak occurrence, or the result of global warming?

I was speaking with Brian Tokar this morning. He’s the director of the Institute for Social Ecology and the author of “Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Change,” and he believes that the flood, along with recent freak weather like Russia’s drought and fires, can be traced back to our destruction of the environment.

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