EVERYTHING SEEMINGLY IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL:
● Shot: Students globally protest warming, pleading for their future.
—Actual headline by the Associated Press yesterday.
A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.
Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of “eco- refugees,” threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP.
He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control.
—“U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked,” the Associated Press, June 29, 1989.
(Classical reference in headline.)