…and environmental degradation in general, for that matter. The U.S. and Europe could have done more than a hundred Kyoto treaties to fight global climate change by ending immigration, both legal and illegal. Like nuclear power, however, while effective, that would not have been politically correct. Remember, when it comes to the saviors of the environment, the pose is everything.
Russia does not enjoy the luxury of existing on an island, like Japan. As a result, she now faces the existential threat of massive immigration from Asia. Her future will depend on how she meets the challenge.