Independent/4 October 2009
Drought could parch close to 70 percent of the planet's soil by 2025 unless countries implement policies to slow desertification, a senior United Nations official has warned. ...
Who is responsible for turning the earth into a dried prune? Industry.
But who will pay to counter the desertification trend, if that is possible? Taxpayers.
Anyone who wanted to stop it was an "environmental whacko."
(I'm on-topic with this, though it probably didn't seem that way at first glance.)