So, Basically, We’re Trapped With No Way Out

I’m not going to say anything, other than pose the question – “When are people going to accept this and stop trying to fix climate change?”

I will leave Bill McKibben to explain the situation: Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry.  Not that he reaches the same conclusions as I do.  No climate change expert does, or perhaps none of them dares to express those views (except perhaps the mad scientists at AMEG and also Guy McPherson – not that I want to identify with him and, come to think of it, he is one of those mad scientists at AMEG).

It is patently clear that if we do nothing, by simply carrying on the way things are, climate agreements or no climate agreements, we are doomed to fry (maybe ‘dessicate’ is a better description) eventually if we are not starved or bludgeoned to death by natural forces first.  Or possibly we could go out in a gigantic aerial explosion that burns up the atmosphere.  Please note, I have no scientific basis for that last remark, just that an increasingly methane filled atmosphere, mixed with oxygen, must be a very dangerous place to live and breathe.  I offer that simply as a casual thought.

It is also patently clear that if we were to come to our senses and power down our global society and all live like it was the nineteenth century, then most or all of us would still be stuffed because we just couldn’t do it and even if a gallant remnant were able to adapt sufficiently to make a go of it, it probably wouldn’t alter the planetary outcome anyway in a timescale that would be of any benefit to us.

It is also patently clear that if we all agreed to an immediate global power down but first we would do some geo-engineering to slow down the rate of climate change (as the mad scientists at AMEG and others would recommend), the effect or side-effects of doing that would make our power-down gesture meaningless.

In other words, basically, we’re trapped with no way out.

So much for me not going to say anything.

Just for effect, I will finish with my original question: “When are people going to accept this and stop trying to fix climate change?”

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