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.