Thursday 26 April 2018

"We're All Doomed" - A Man Who Speaks Plainly

Here's a man who knows what he thinks and isn't afraid to speak plainly
We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting the polar ice caps. And very few appear to be prepared to say so.”
Doomed, I tell ye
We really do need people like this, willing to follow through the logic of their own arguments.  Far too many of the Climate Change establishment go into great and detailed spiels about how we are at the 11th hour and 59th minute and we must throw all the gears into reverse immediately ... and then (when they notice nobody throws any gears into reverse, particularly not in China or India) just whimper a bit and say,  - well OK, actually we've got, errrr, 20 years to get serious, and maybe it'll be OK if we just, errrr, spend a lot of money on my pet projects ... 

And if you suggest their own logic indicates the money might better be spent on adaptive measures - o-oh no, that's to accept defeat, we mustn't do that.

I prefer Private Frazer's approach.



Anoneumouse said...

It's all a bit Guido Fawkesish ODER ODER

david morris said...

We're doomed.... Or possibly not ?

Sobers said...

Hmmm, on the assumption that all fossil fuel was once living organisms, that means that all the CO2 currently locked up in it was once in the atmosphere, forming part of the carbon cycle. And all those dinosaurs and prehistoric plants managed just fine, as did the planet, which didn't disintegrate or burn up into a crisp. So the planet will survive, and indeed prosper, humans maybe not, but who cares about them, they're a tiny footnote in the history of the Earth.............

E-K said...

The one species that might spot and prevent an asteroid strike (we're not ALL bad !) I wager that mass extinction will come via a non man made event anyway and unilateralism on our part is futile. Britain is not taken seriously anymore.

dearieme said...

"Hillman, an 86-year-old social scientist ...": i.e. he is a tit by profession.

Electro-Kevin said...

"We're doomed !"

Ya don't say.

When a working class Brexit voter says it it's ignorance.

I don't think a single person has *denied* climate change. The deniers are those who deny the futility of trying to stop it.

That would take the West's total dominance of China and India which would need a very climate changing war to achieve.

andrew said...

On the 'silver lining' theme.

Here in the UK chances are it will still be a bit cold and wet in summer, and cold and wet in winter.

- and you can laugh at all those who bought expensive houses / flats in low lying coastal areas, like a lot of London.

More seriously, people have been forecasting doom and decline since writing was invented.

James Higham said...

"Hillman, an 86-year-old social scientist ...": i.e. he is a tit by profession.