The United Nations report on climate change, released last Friday, warned of 50 million made homeless as a result of global warming by as early as 2010.
Reports such as this will serve to pile even more pressure on the big polluters including, of course, China - the mothership of chemical demand growth.
Any investor who doesn't have a Plan B, factoring in a much harsher regulatory climate in China, is burying their heads in the sand.
China's government will have to introduce new legislation, and more effectively implement existing rules, because of rising international pressure.
This LA Times article provides a neat summary of the scale of the problem.