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GliderGuider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:36 PM
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2. The potential for more African genocides over the next 8 years is frighteningly high
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 02:39 PM by GliderGuider
I've just completed an analysis of the African food security situation out to 2040, and frankly it's beyond horrifying. If my assessment is even close to being correct (and reviewers have said my assumptions are actually conservative) Africa stands to lose over half its present population of 900+ million in the next 30 years, due to a malignant convergence of climate change, oil depletion, HIV/AIDS, rising world fertilizer prices and rising global food prices.

As that begins to happen, the resulting social breakdown will open up vast windows for warfare and genocide. We will also see another round of Disaster Capitalism play out as transnational corporations line the banks of the Zambezi like vultures, offering calamity-wracked African nations a pittance of relief in return for unhindered access to their remaining natural resources.

That's the situation that the new president will face over the next 8 years. Whoever that is must be clear-minded, resolute and willing to act. If it turns out to be either Clinton or McCain, I think a large proportion of Africa can expect to bend over and kiss their asses goodbye.

From Africa in 2040: The Darkened Continent:

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