Friday Faithfuls — Climate Change

For this week’s Mindlovemisery’s Misery Friday Faithfuls, Jim Adams has asked us what we think about climate change.

Let me start out saying that I think human life on Earth is doomed. With that out of the way, let me answer Jim’s specific questions.

How serious of a problem is this? I think this a very serious problem and if it’s not taken seriously and addressed soon, it could spell the end of human kind on the planet.

Do you think that man will be able to slow down or possibly reverse global warming? Do you think that scientists will be able to get control of the carbon dioxide that is warming the Earth and save us before it is too late? I hope that climate scientists will come up with solutions that will stem the tide or possibly even reverse global warming. But unless people are willing to make certain sacrifices in order to implement those potential solutions, including a willingness to fund them, it won’t happen. I think too many people are banking on God saving us from something that is our own undoing, and I think that’s magical thinking.

Do you think that we will be able to reach the ambitious goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 as called for in the Paris Agreement to keep global warming to no more than 1.5°C? I think it’s unlikely. The powerful fossil fuels industries and conservative politicians will ensure that we miss that goal.

Do you want to breathe cleaner air and be able to drink fresher water? Of course I do. Who would argue against breathing cleaner air and drinking potable water?

Do you feel bad that this is happening? I’m an old fart who, with luck, may have between 10–20 years of life left. I feel really bad for our children and grandchildren, who will have to suffer the consequences of the selfishness, shortsightedness, and greed of those who came before them.

12 thoughts on “Friday Faithfuls — Climate Change

  1. newepicauthor December 16, 2022 / 3:16 pm

    I am glad that I don’t have any children because of the mess we made out of our planet. Very intelligent answers, Fandango.

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    • Fandango December 16, 2022 / 4:18 pm

      Thanks, Jim. A provocative and timely post.

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  2. Sadje December 16, 2022 / 5:04 pm

    Totally agree with you Fandango

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  3. Nope, Not Pam December 16, 2022 / 10:43 pm

    We’re doomed, I just hope at some stage those politicians realise that they’re wealth won’t save them

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    • Fandango December 16, 2022 / 11:01 pm

      Don’t hold your breath.


    • Gr8BigFun December 17, 2022 / 6:50 pm

      Instead of being part of the solution the wealthy are spending their wealth on spacecraft to take them far away from here. Lol

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      • Fandango December 17, 2022 / 10:28 pm

        It sure seems that way!


      • Nope, Not Pam December 18, 2022 / 2:00 am

        The sooner they leave the better

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong December 17, 2022 / 3:51 pm

    You’ve answered all the questions exactly the way I would have answered them. I think we are doomed and what’s more, many of us recognize it and realize we can’t fix it.

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    • Fandango December 17, 2022 / 6:51 pm

      Yes, we are impotent.


      • Marilyn Armstrong December 18, 2022 / 12:18 pm

        It’s the size of the problem that makes us feel so impotent. It’s not JUST politics. It’s the world. Everything.

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  5. Marleen December 17, 2022 / 8:33 pm

    I think young people the ages of my children will be able to survive alright for reasonable lifespans in terms of climate change, water, and air, as I see wealth inequality as getting worse (but they, my sons, will probably be okay). However, if major climate and pollution considerations aren’t seriously addressed, and soon… the generation after them might not escape major fallout in their lifetimes. Even with huge consequences, I tend to believe many (while, maybe, not most in that next generation) will make it through and birth another age regardless of whether or not they have underground bunkers as some “preppers” already have. Yet living habits could be very noticeably different. I feel bad that, even if climate change were not a thing, the powers that be and maybe the majority of people don’t care about better planning on a societal basis and not polluting and destroying.

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