I’ve been reading some of the book Why We Disagree About Climate Change by Mike Hulme. Cambridge Press. The author notes that the “Group of ’77” (political coalition comprising developing countries) includes a number of island nations where, because of dramatic sea level rising, may soon face “dislocation,” not much different than the waves of refugees now fleeing various wars. And: “The impacts on [these island nation’s] identity and social cohesion were likely to cause as much resentment, hatred and alienation as any refugee crisis,” Hulme writes. To extend the corollary… I once sat in on a graduate level law class at Notre Dame University (I was there to give a talk that night on campus). The topic of Saddam Hussein and his unconscionable gassing of the Kurds came up. [The overarching theme of this day’s class was around “human rights.”] I noted that if a lot of scientific studies are correct around global warming, America is, in a very real sense, “…gassing the world.” And that one, of many, of the consequences to this will be scores of displaced people. In setting off these types of what will be quite horrific events (for the victims), does this make us, in a very real sense: “a terrorist nation”? It got awful quiet in the room.