from http://www.unisdr.org/files/28240_rcreport.pdf :-
"The increasing concentration of people, economic activities and assets in urban areas
usually brings much increased disaster risks and also increasing climate change risks.
Cities generate most of the world’s wealth and innovation - but also waste, greenhouse gas
pollution and many other causes of climate change and hazards.
Many of the world’s major metropolises are coastal cities prone to flooding and erosion. Many
others are located in drought-prone areas and are already suffering from water scarcity."
OK, that's the UN report, how about the jeremiah prophecy? :-
Jer 51:42 The sea has come up on Babylon; she is covered with its tumultuous waves.
Jer 51:43 Her cities have become a horror, a land of drought and a desert, a land in which no one dwells, and through which no son of man passes.
http://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/publications/28240 makes for interesting viewing - babylon knows trouble is coming.
My advice - work the land, get away from the coastal cities. Get out of money, get into muck. A real day's work for a change. Cities are lonely places, go back to your roots in the countryside.
The UN report says "Cities generate most of the world’s wealth and innovation". mmm. Not sure about this, sounds like a way of justifying babylon to me.
I think what they mean is "we like cities because the country folk see right through us"!
Did Isaac Newton live in a big city or did he spend his entire life in his mum's house in the country?
Hoho. (he lived in the country in his mum's house!).