The old are most vulnerable to the disease; the young are sacrificing economically and socially to protect the elderly. The young will also be lumbered with repaying the huge debts that are being incurred to combat this crisis. They will have to do this in most advanced economies while facing income prospects already poorer than their parents’ generation. The situation is better in the developing world where the young are likely to earn more than their parents. This comes on top of the fact that older generations are already leaving behind a much diminished legacy in the form of a damaged climate and lost biodiversity.