Soros says civilization cannot survive Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

George Soros, a U.S. investor and philanthropist of Hungarian descent.

Fabris Kafrini | AFP | Getty Images

Liberal billionaire George Soros on Tuesday warned of global frustration, saying Russia’s aggression in Ukraine could be seen as a turning point in World War III.

At his annual dinner at the World Economic Forum, Soros said that the course of history has changed dramatically since the last Davos event.

“Russia has invaded Ukraine. It has shaken Europe to its core,” he told the audience.

“The European Union was founded to prevent this from happening. Even when the fighting is over, as it should be in the end, the situation will never return to normal. Indeed, the Russian invasion could start the world. The third war, and our civilization Can’t survive. “

He explained that other issues related to humanity, such as epidemics, climate change and the avoidance of nuclear war, had to take their back seats. “That’s why I say our civilization can’t survive,” he added.

Soros, born in Hungary to a Jewish family that survived the Nazi occupation, moved to Britain and later to the United States. The financier funds liberal charities and non-governmental organizations worldwide through its Open Society Foundation and famously bet against the British pound in 1992.

Speaking on Tuesday, Soros said the fight against climate change had to take second place in the Ukraine war.

“Yet experts tell us that we are already far behind, and that climate change is on the verge of becoming irreversible. It could be the end of our civilization,” he said.

Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is seen as a turning point in a widely planned power shift. Gas and oil prices have risen and the global fuel market has been severely destabilized. Coal consumption has increased because Westerners are desperately looking for alternatives to Russian hydrocarbons.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the Kremlin’s attack on Ukraine is likely to have a major impact on global warming targets. Guterres described this short-sighted pursuit of fossil fuels as “madness” before warning that humanity’s “addiction to fossil fuels is mutually certain destruction.”

Soros said he found the possibility of irreversible climate change “particularly alarming.” “Most of us have a laid back attitude when it comes to painting a picture about our lives,” he said.

“Therefore, we must mobilize all our resources to bring an early end to the war. The best and probably the only way to save our civilization is to defeat Putin. That is the key line,” he added.

China Covid policy

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.