Conversations on the weekend circled around the inevitability of our extinction. As we have passed the point of no return in our extinction plan.
The latest UN report confirms this.
"Earth’s climate system is changing across the entire planet and human activities are worsening its effects which are “widespread, rapid and intensifying”, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
"The report by leading climate scientists published on Monday provides evidence that “unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5 degrees or even 2 degrees will be beyond reach”.
"Such as a scenario will come with inevitable catastrophic impacts over coming decades for human populations, especially in the form of extreme weather events and rising sea levels, the report’s authors have warned."
I'm not in fear of all of this and I don't share the opinions of many, e.g.
(1) There's an afterlife and God/Goddess etc. will save us all.
(2) It's another exaggeration to curb our Free-Dumbs.
(3) Science will save us.
(4)Glass domes over cities with AC will ease the worst of it. (I'd like to see that!)
No one thinks of the climate refugees escaping from waterless environments and the devastating effects of forest fires. California has never experienced anything like them, along with BC here. And massive food shortages.
I spent time in a roasting hot Labrador this summer - no one had ever experienced that kind of heat up there.
And the humidity and heat on the island of Newfoundland this summer is extreme and unique. And grain is being grown for the first time. And our iceberg season was pitiful.
The flooding is alarming everywhere.
We've all been warned, of course, of this end of days, but nothing of any major reversal has been done to halt the rapid progress of warming oceans.
Capitalism roars on. Gas is supreme still. The plundering of the Amazon (the lungs of the earth) continues
I compare our slumber to the Three Wise Monkeys of old.
Not that us individuals can do anything at all. But I do wonder who else is giving any thoughts to what is going to happen and if you are, like me, resigned to the inevitable and hoping that whatever cataclysmic event wipes our little section of the planet into extinction, it doesn't hurt too much. But then I'm old and may pass before everything gets worse.
Or maybe, just maybe, the new virus variants will take us all out first.
Another excellent read from Science Daily.