We apologize in advance for the depressing tone of what we have written here. Of course the migrant crisis that Europe is currently facing is anything but cheerful – for those who understandably are desperate to come in and for the Europeans who are contemplating the likely consequences of this.
But the lack of leadership to tackle this clear and present danger to Europe’s future is truly concerning. Both the migrants and the Europeans might be worse off as a result.
While the armed conflicts in the Middle East get all of the press coverage, we have written about how the dearth of water there is affecting millions of people and might cause one of the greatest humanitarian disasters the world has ever seen – irrespective of who prevails in those conflicts. That reality will not go away.
And we are already getting a preview. This year Germany alone might get an influx of 800,000 migrants, about 1% of its population.