The earthquake and tsunami will clearly have a severe impact on the economic and social activities of the region. Some islands affected by climate change have been hit. Has not the time come to demonstrate on solidarity – not least solidarity in combating and adapting to climate change and global warming? Mother Nature has again given us a sign that that is what we need to do.Actually, the sign given by "Mother Nature" is that all the works of man are insignificant and that it is gibbering hubris to think that we can control "her" in any way.
I had a wife like that - a wildly unpredictable force of nature. Maybe that's why I have always known that the climate catastrophists are cynical opportunists and their pathetic followers are frightened sheep.
* The EESC is the most explicitly corporativist of all the EU's committees.
Big fleas have little fleas
Upon their backs that bite 'em
And little fleas have lesser fleas
And so ad infinitum