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Climate Chats - New Year, New Life, New Climate

Posted on 4 January 2018 by Guest Author

On the 29th December 2017, I met the newest member of my family for the first time. And - being ClimateAdam - my mind turned to global warming pretty soon after.

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  1. Thank you for speaking up, ClimateAdam. I feel the same way towards my grandchildren and grand nieces and nephews. Of course they are proxies for our sense of our common humanity. I feel most motivated when I consider, like you, that we could lose it all.

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  2. Adam is concerned for the future of his niece, as well he might.  Integrating a lifetime of observing the antics of humanity — in a completely unscientific way — I conclude that the probability of his niece enjoying a happy old age on a pleasantly habitable planet are extremely low.

    Still, I still think we should go down fighting.  And my way of fighting is to use the pen, or to be more up to date, the keyboard.  In 2017 I fired off nine "e-mails to the editor" to four different publications and saw six of them published in all but one publication.  I don't know if it helps, but one can hope.

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  3. Life is a bunch of lies: Nietzsche said this is what we had to discover in order to survive!

    (I think haha!)

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  4. Nice video Adam. I get where you are coming from.

    Humanity is growing too fast in several ways, like it's on steroids. It's going to end in trouble, especially for future generations, as the planet imposes harsh corrections on us. 

    But  I think sending emails is worth it,  and I have had a few of my own published. No problem was ever solved by staying silent.

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  5. While I was typing this, they started a discussion of life of George Orwell on the radio, which is rather an ominous coincidence.

    War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength!

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  6. nigelj    ... ominous ...

    The ominous of course being that which he satirised, not the man himself. :-)

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