Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person
There was a time, recall, that when most natural disasters were unsurvivable and unpredictable - they came without warning and wiped out whole swaths of communities. In 1959, floods in China killed 2 million. As recently as 1970, 300,000 died in floods in Bangladesh. But natural disasters that hit the developed world seldom even make the list anymore. The Lisbon earthquake killed an estimated 30,000, but that was in 1755.Environmentalists don't really care about people. If they did, they wouldn't come up with such anti-human policy proposals.
Environmentalists have correctly noted that 96 percent of death from natural disasters now occurs in the developing world, and that poor, Caribbean countries suffer far worse death and injury from the same hurricanes that also batter Florida. Yet somehow they conclude this is the fault of the developed world for being developed, not a sign that poor countries would be better off if they developed, too.
The tsunamis are a terrible natural disaster. But they pale in comparison to the not-so-natural disaster known as modern environmentalism.