Can there be anything worse in life than being told that you only have so long to live? Would you seek solace from your faith? Would you endeavour to do the things that you always promised yourself? Or might you decide to blow it all in one last hurrah? It is not a subject that I even like to contemplate.
As Copenhagen has just proved, 2009 was the year that the world's leaders finally realised that planet Earth is doomed. So what did they do?
They blew the lot!
Savings, pension pots, honeypots, stocks, shares, currencies. Not their money. Ours.
It's all gone!
With global warming, you could say it has gone with the wind.
The problem is I don't think enough of us give a damn.