the ordinary blog
There is no bollocks, no overplay or arrogance. This is simply the situation told without jargon, politics or religion getting in the way.
People are dying now, lots more will die but we still have choices as humanity
1st half - elements of chaos
Wet Bulb Temprature - thermometer wrapped in sock - 5 degrees = NYC hotter than present day Bahrain. Heat wave in Europe in 2003 killed 35,000, at 4 degrees = normal summer
Aquafiers take millions of years to accumalate. In US wells drilling twice as deep even now and they are stil fracking in the drinking water in Kansas = Madness
Oxgen dead zones in sea. China smog 1.37 million deaths in 2013. Delhi 2017 breathing in air = 2 packs of cigarettes a day!. Globally 1 in 6 deaths due in part to air pollution
2nd half - the climate kaleidoscope
We frequently choose to obsess over personal consumption in part because it is in our control and in part as a very contemporary form of virtue
Why does climate change not make for good films or TV? No bad guy, no way for a hero to resolve
Climate depression, escapism and helplessness - all on the rise
Technology will not develop in time to save us - carbon extractors exist but we would need billions of them to make significant impact
The wheels of all communities are greased by abundance.....(without it leads to)...the dissapearance of any expectation of justice making survival suddenly a matter of entreprenaurial skill
opinion while reading
For so long I have looked up to US culture and sport and yet the more I know about climate change the less I like them. Look what they are doing to their country!! Is it because they don't have thousands of years on their land?
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