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Sunday, April 1, 2007

Your Bird Flu

posted by on April 1 at 12:38 PM

For those who are preparing/stockpiling for the bird flu pandemic, please read this and, by connection, think about what you are really doing.

A taste of reality (not hysteria):

The world’s richest countries, which have contributed by far the most to the atmospheric changes linked to global warming, are already spending billions of dollars to limit their own risks from its worst consequences, like drought and rising seas.

But despite longstanding treaty commitments to help poor countries deal with warming, these industrial powers are spending just tens of millions of dollars on ways to limit climate and coastal hazards in the world’s most vulnerable regions — most of them close to the equator and overwhelmingly poor.

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