Thursday, March 14, 2013

What Will the Climate Do?

You know that if you listen to the pundits on the TV, we have no reason to worry about the impeding doom of our society with the continued production of mass amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. Of course no one in this society save Al Gore thinks about what our society is doing to the planet.

Despite all his faults, he does understand basic science and even though he may not be the best poster boy for stopping CO2 pollution, he has done his best.

I believe that as a human race we have already entered the zone of no return. As of 2012 the atmosphere has 393.84 parts per million of CO2. In 1959 it was only 315.98. Maybe this sounds like no big deal; I would like to think so too.

However, as much as I want to believe that the coal power plants that are pumping 90 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every 24 hours have no effect on our society, I cannot turn a blind eye to reality.

We all know that CO2 warms the world. The point is that we as a society cannot fix this problem. At least not when we are only talking about the American Society. The entire world has a stake in this game and I believe that the rest of the world will only appreciate the grave nature of this predicament once it is so apparent that no sane person could deny its existence.

So, where does that leave the Y generation, my generation, that was born during the Reagan years? We are the last generation in my opinion that can live a full life before the forces of nature destroy civilization as we know it.

So, if we know that the current civilization is going to be destroyed in the next generation, here is what I am going to do:

1. Find a place in the middle of nowhere like the Northwest Territory of Canada or Siberia in Russia.
2. Bring all the parts of advanced civilization to my new home. And, live out my life as a hunter, gatherer, and farmer.

Is this crazy talk? Or is this what we all know is coming? I hope that I am wrong on all fronts, but the facts of our society say that we are on a self-destructive path to destruction.

I wish I could say something more positive about this world, but I can only work with what I have.

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