2014-04-12

Priorities

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by Neil Godfrey

While we clog our synapses with irrelevant ancient texts let’s hope Guy McPherson has it wrong . . . . .

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And part 2 with some pretty good priorities . . . .

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6 thoughts on “Priorities”

  1. Yes, AGW nihilism is just not helpful at all. It’s a shiny blackness that distracts us from keeping our eyes on the ball – which is how to stop burning carbon.

    It also encourages a fatalism that makes the perfect the enemy of the good – that deploying renewable infrastructure is not the answer, because the real problem is _______. ( Insert: capitalism; economic growth; hedonism; sin; failure to embrace suffering; overpopulation; resource depletion; energy ROI, etc)

    1. Overpopulation? It’s unevenly distributed. Some areas (e.g., parts of California, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Mauritania, Vietnam, Bangladesh) are very over-populated. Some areas (e.g., northern Guatemala, much of Botswana, Turkmenistan, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Nicaragua, Eritrea, Oman, Guyana, Iceland, Laos) are very under-populated. The world population growth rate, like many things, peaked in 1969.
      http://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=wb-wdi#!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=sp_pop_grow&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=country&ifdim=country&tdim=true&tstart=-275169600000&tend=1271131200000&hl=en_US&dl=en_US&ind=false

  2. Yes, I’m quite familiar with Guy McPherson and his VERY Near Term Human Extinction hypothesis. By 2030 CE. In my opinion, it’s not helpful at all; in fact it’s counter-productive, because as soon as the mainstream media notices it, the news traffickers will be barking “DOOMER PORN!!! — Details at Eleven.” And then when they do the report, they’ll paint all the climate change mitigation activists with the same broad brush as represented by Prof.-Emeritus McPherson and the like.

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