Per U.N., ‘Climate Change’ And Technologies Are The Modern Day Wedges Between Haves And Have-nots

We can solve this with a tax, you know. Also, this is all your fault for having that nice computer, tablet, and smartphone. Oh, and you have those WiFi lightbulbs? And and Alexa or Google Home device? Even worse!

New inequalities created by climate change and tech, says UN

A new generation of global inequalities driven by climate change and technology could trigger violence and political instability if left unchecked, the United Nations has warned.

Climate change and technology rather than wealth and income are the modern-day wedges that are increasingly dividing the haves from the have-nots, said the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in its 2019 Human Development Report.

These forms of inequality are rising as progress has been made in more traditional measures of inequality such as extreme poverty and disease, it said.

“Under the shadow of the climate crisis and sweeping technological change, inequalities in human development are taking new forms,” the report said.

“The climate crisis is already hitting the poorest hardest, while technological advances such as machine learning and artificial intelligence can leave behind entire groups of people, even countries.”

Allowing these new inequalities to grow could be “extremely dangerous and highly volatile,” said UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner.

So, obviously, Government must Do Something. Because otherwise

“Across the rich and emerging countries and also developing countries where a middle class has emerged, their reactions are increasingly violent,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in advance of the report’s release.

“If not managed well and practically, it will essentially manifest itself in what we see on the evening news – burning cars, burning buildings, burning infrastructure, millions of people in the streets protesting and overthrowing governments.”

Street protests have filled the news of late, in Hong Kong, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela and elsewhere over an array of issues including rising prices, government policies, corruption and pro-democracy movements.

So……government must control all this so that people do not protest rising prices from government policies (such as gas prices in France from ‘climate change’ policies), government corruption, and, good grief, the protesters might want democracy? That’s horrible!!!!!! We must stop them with more government policies, corruption, and anti-democracy/big government.

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5 Responses to “Per U.N., ‘Climate Change’ And Technologies Are The Modern Day Wedges Between Haves And Have-nots”

  1. Kye says:

    So the UN fails to see that Hong Kong, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela are all protesting the despotic systems of either communism or Mohammedanism. That’s because, like American and European leftists, the UN prefers these abominations to Free Republics. Wonder why that is?

    Trump 2020 86 the commies and Mohammadans.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Bolivians were protesting election fraud and the re-installation of an illegitimate leader. Sound familiar?

    Hong Kong is fighting Chinese rule, and the US decided to sit this one out.

    Iraqis are fighting endemic corruption of their “leaders”. “A narrow elite has been able to keep a firm grip on power because of a quota system that allocates positions to political parties based on sectarian and ethnic identity, encouraging patronage and corruption.” The current Iraqi gov’t is neither commie nor Islamist.

    Iranians are protesting their deteriorating living conditions, a result of US economic sanctions.

    Lebanon – gov’t corruption and inequality – a ruling elite that serves themselves and not their nation.

    Chile – a nationwide call for socioeconomic equality and better social services that brought millions to the streets and forced President Sebastián Piñera to increase benefits for the poor and disadvantaged and start a process of constitutional reform. Chile is neither commie nor Islamist.

    Cuba is the only commie country in Central or South America. The others are poorly run democracies rife with corruption, greed and inequalities, typically with a corrupt ruling elite. These endemic problems plant the seeds for pseudopopulist demagogues to seize control.

    Anyway, the American far-right is advocating violent civil war in the US if trump is impeached/removed. We need to pay attention to inequalities in the US – it gave us our own pseudopopulist demagogue who is part of a corrupt elite, and is making it corrupter and eliter! The American far-right believes the US needs a strongman with unchallenged executive authority to make America right again.

    Almost all the protests you cite are the result of protesters demanding more say in their gov’t and more equal distribution of resources.

    These explosions of protest come about rapidly.

    • formwiz says:

      Bolivians were protesting election fraud and the re-installation of an illegitimate leader.

      Commies are the same all over.

      Hong Kong is fighting Chinese rule, and the US decided to sit this one out.

      No, we’ve taken a stand, unlike Zippy who decided to “see how things work out” in Iran.

      Iraqis are fighting endemic corruption of their “leaders”. “A narrow elite has been able to keep a firm grip on power because of a quota system that allocates positions to political parties based on sectarian and ethnic identity, encouraging patronage and corruption.” The current Iraqi gov’t is neither commie nor Islamist.

      Funny, that’s what the Democrats here say.

      Iranians are protesting their deteriorating living conditions, a result of US economic sanctions.

      No, a result of their corrupt, repressive government.

      Lebanon – gov’t corruption and inequality – a ruling elite that serves themselves and not their nation.

      When was the last time the Democrats actually did something useful.

      Chile – a nationwide call for socioeconomic equality and better social services that brought millions to the streets and forced President Sebastián Piñera to increase benefits for the poor and disadvantaged and start a process of constitutional reform. Chile is neither commie nor Islamist.

      Funny, that’s what the Democrats here say.

      Cuba is the only commie country in Central or South America. The others are poorly run democracies rife with corruption, greed and inequalities, typically with a corrupt ruling elite. These endemic problems plant the seeds for pseudopopulist demagogues to seize control

      In Cuba, you protest, you get shot or rot in prison.

      Anyway, the American far-right is advocating violent civil war in the US if trump is impeached/removed. We need to pay attention to inequalities in the US – it gave us our own pseudopopulist demagogue who is part of a corrupt elite, and is making it corrupter and eliter! The American far-right believes the US needs a strongman with unchallenged executive authority to make America right again.

      Idiot Boy never heard of Antifa. Or the Democrat party.

      Almost all the protests you cite are the result of protesters demanding more say in their gov’t and more equal distribution of resources.

      These explosions of protest come about rapidly.

      Well, we don’t see that here, but thanks for the warning. Gives us all time to lock and load.

      2 points here:

      First, Bolshevik Bunny should have proof read his little screed before pasting it in. the last 2 paras are clearly a comment to the preceding propaganda. And, yes, we all saw the not-so-subtle little cheer for the Commie sewer 90 miles offshore.

      Second, if impeachment were in danger of failing the floor vote, we wouldn’t be seeing this at all.

      But it’s nice to see even the trolls know the jig (did I say that?) is up.

  3. John says:

    Teach is so worried about his money being taken by a “tax”
    The average American has a carbon footprint of 12 tons per year
    1 ton per month
    The current cost of a carbon offset is $8 per ton
    This would cost the average American $2 per week
    30 cents per day
    Teach would you even notice that ?
    What would you be forced to give up to pay for that ?

  4. Jl says:

    Because as we told you before, if someone is doing the same things they used to do their “carbon footprint” wouldn’t change even if paying a tax. And typical, you start your argument from the false premise that we need a carbon tax.. “When are you going to stop beating your wife….?”

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