By Claudio Resta, VT Italia
If climate change is understood as a general increase in terrestrial temperatures it is obvious that there must be a shift of the people towards the polar areas of the anthropized areas.
In fact, the vast majority of the world’s human population has been used to reside in temperate zones, where farming has been a large-scale practice in the temperate regions due to the plentiful rainfall and warm summers because most agricultural activity occurs in the spring and summer. Industries and post-industries can often easily follow the people.
But when the general increase in terrestrial temperatures shifts towards the polar areas the range of the temperature is optimal for the life of human beings for reasons that are, in the same time, of very natural, economical, and sustainability concern.
This happens even in an age so apparently free as ours also to conceive life even in an extremely hostile environment as that of the surface of the Moon or the planet Mars.
Keeping the life of human beings where is it now on the Earth could be if possible more expensive and less sustainable for energy costs than moving it to cooler areas.
These facts have some implications.
In future prices of real estate that I believe will lower where human beings use to live now, mainly in hot areas, and will increase in cooler areas where people still not live, but will live in the future.
Also if there is not market for this commodity, at least now. As in the case of Greenland.
Then we will have a wholesale market for countries to buy and sell and a retail one for individuals buying and selling lots worldwide.
And also, I fear that if we don’t establish such markets we will have wars in the sake of it.
But, generally speaking, not just in the case of Greenland, but in the case of all marginal cooler areas of the anthropized ones.
Northern and mountain areas in the Northern hemisphere and Southern and mountain areas in the Southern hemisphere.
Escape from areas that are already too hot today. Unless at sea or lake.
Claudio Resta was born in Genoa, Italy in 1958, he is a citizen of the world (Spinoza), a maverick philosopher, an interdisciplinary expert, oh, and an artist, too.
Grew up in a family of scientists where many sciences were represented by philosophy to psychoanalysis, from economics to history, from mathematics to physics, and where these sciences were subject to public display by their subject experts family members, and all those who they were part of could participate in a public family dialogue/debate on these subjects if they so wished.
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Let’s see if someone would bid to buy Greenland during winter months. Expressing climatology concerns makes a pathetic effort in justifying geopolitical obsessions. There are countries territories already out there that are bidding themselves to be incorporated into USA, so why not reason about their climato-logic. For those interested, for example, France should not be geopolitic-climatologically overcalculated as an official South American country.
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