Sunday, December 18, 2016

Resistance is not futile (I hope)

Folks, we are in big trouble. Our current climate change reality is off-the-charts worse than the most dire predictions. With gigatons of methane melting in the arctic and going into the atmosphere, we are looking at a more than 10 degree increase in global temperature in the next ten years. Few ecosystems on Earth can survive that. Our species almost certainly can't.

Maybe if we were to mobilize 100% of all of our efforts, we can stop this, but it looks like we're throwing ourselves headlong into extinction, and soon. As the climate changes, agriculture will fail all over the world. The current situation in Syria is just a dress rehearsal. That will be everywhere in a few years. And instead of mobilizing to stop this, we will probably mobilize for war, and that will be the end of us.

Is there any hope? I hope there is! Massive cultivation of algae in the oceans might save us, but this and all other actions need to ramp up immediately. We need to get down to business on this like our lives depend on it, because they do.