Saturday, 1 March 2008

It's not ALL doom and gloom!

Three items from this morning's 'Guardian' - two depressing - here and here - one mildly cheering.

"Today, there's both bad news and good news. First, the bad news: there isn't any good news. Now for the good news: you don't have to listen to the bad news."

As James Lovelock says, "Enjoy life while you can. Because if you're lucky it's going to be 20 years before it hits the fan."

Eat, drink, and be merry. For tomorrow we die?


eco-humo-ludins said...

Geare and airyarse agin.
Yet another Modernist returning to Heidegger.

Emmett said...

HEARTENING Stuff, like so many folding-chairs...I am going to appropriate these to /Bodwyn Wook/ and slam around some of these Pollyannas, here! Thanks, anticant, Grampa!

Jose said...

Worst of it all is the climate. It's indeed going to be tough. Here yesterday after a cold day was suddenly hot to turn cold again today.

It's like the sun were dancing about.

dan said...

Gary Peters, in Post No. 36 above, quotes Sir James Lovelock’s interview in the Guardian on Saturday — March 1, 3008 — and it is a must-read:

polar cities might save us

He says he writing a new book now, too. To fill us in on what comes next. I don’t know if I have told anyone here this, but last month I sent some images of my polar cities concept to Dr Lovelock by email, and he wrote back the next day, saying: “Thanks for showing me those images. It may very happen and soon.”

I know Dr Lovelock has not been knighted yet by the Queen and maybe never will be, so he is not actually a “Sir” as I kiddingly wrote above, but he certainly should be honored that way. Sir James Lovelock. Yes. Has a good ring to it.

His interview in Saturday’s Guardian will knock your socks off. NSFW. But a very important interview. Read it and weep. (And then get back to work again, doing what you can to try to mitigate the impacts of climate change on this unsuspecting Earth that has been so kind to us for so many years as to give us a home for many many generations now. Soldier on, all who know that global warming is for real!)

— Posted by Danny Bloom