>Originally posted February 12, 2007.
It’s a fact.
And a terrible threat.
So what can we do about it?
I truly believe that it’s already too late. We’ve fucked with nature for far too long, being far too ignorant and failed to see the consequences of our utterly stupid and egotistical actions.
I believe in the apocalypse now.
I believe that when and if I reach the age of, say 70 or 80 (in year 2050 or something), we’ll see the beginning of the end quite clear. It’ll probably happen much sooner, but hey, I’m trying to be optimistic here…
Some people I talk to seem to have forgotten about the extremely disastrous Katrina already. And look at Jakarta right now. There’s natural disasters happening all the time and I wouldn’t be surprised if they soon got to our territory as well. In a way they already have…
Remember Gudrun, Swedes?
Sure, there’s always been big, drastic changes in nature. No newsflash there. The thing is that this time it’s happening incredibly fast. A quick example:
The ten hottest years on record have all occured in the last 14 years. Five of them in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. That ought to ring a bell, baby. A bell of doom.
On another topic: I got into a long discussion the other day about the future and stuff like that, and a friend asked me if I didn’t want kids of my own. Sure, it’d be cool as hell raising a child, but looking at the world today I would never do it. What kind of world would this poor child enter? What kind of future are we looking at? And top that with all the fears and fuck ups you have to live through just being a regular normal human being. No way I’d place another baby here. I’m simply not that sadistic.
I’m thinking about the child here, not about my pity self.
Let’s face one horrible truth: The child would suffer and face a future not worth facing.
Apparently, I’m a humanist, and the best thing would be if this whole godforsaken planet and all of its futile inhabitants got wiped off the map of the universe forever. That’s my humanism right there.
Back to topic. Global warming.
I really recommend you watching An Inconvenient Truth, an astonishing documentary on Al Gore‘s campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide. Oh, if he’d been president…
Watch the movie. That’s the least one can do.
“And so, to the end of history, murder shall breed murder, always in the name of right and honor and peace, until the gods are tired of blood and create a race that can understand.“
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright
By the way, Living with the dying is a brilliant song by Night Sun, a 70’s progressive hard rock band from Germany that you really ought to check out. They only made one album, Mournin’ (1972), and it’s bloody amazing.