Late last month, Indonesia was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left thousands of people dead and missing. This week, the International Monetary Fund arrived in the country to hold its annual meeting on the island of Bali.
On the day when the IMF issued a warning about trouble ahead for the global economy, the latest report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the world had only a dozen years left to take the steps necessary to prevent a global warming catastrophe. The message is clear for those willing to hear it: Get ready for a time when economic failure combines with ecological breakdown to create the perfect storm.
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