Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
I watched a movie last night called Lucy, in this movie was an image
of early man drinking from a crystal clear lake. The next image was of a modern
city, the contrast between these two images was stark & striking &
brought home to me how far we have come since early man, & the damage we
have done to the natural environment. If we could have stayed in those early
years of evolution, our world would likely still be pristine, no chemical pollution,
no polluted air, & no anthropogenic global warming & climate change
caused by the burning of fossil fuels. Thinking of that now makes me feel like
I have an empty space inside me, how on earth did we manage to get from that
hunter gatherer era to the devastating city lifestyle era of today?
I don’t have the answer, but I do have another question, what is to
stop us from going back to a more civilized primitive time? For over 20 years
my wife & I lived an 18th century lifestyle, & in that time
we raised four sons. Life was certainly harder, but it was fun too. Now we are still
living off grid, but now we have solar power & a fridge/freezer. But we
still grow our own food; we still dry & pickle our produce.
I don’t think we have much longer before society collapses, people
are talking about reducing carbon emissions, about using carbon credits, about
meeting carbon targets by 2050. I am not sure that we have that much time, to
wait for 2050. I think that we don’t have time for reductions; we need to stop
burning fossil fuels now, change society before it collapses. I know, this will
cause chaos, but how much more chaos do you think we will see if we wait for society
to collapse, when we will no longer have the option of some control?
It is of course not going to happen, society will collapse, & I
think a lot of people in the cities are going to die. Perhaps it will turn out
differently, perhaps we will see a mass migration of climate refugees to other
countries, but will these other countries be any better off as climate change
accelerates further? Perhaps our corrupt government has a plan, more control,
dictatorship, a dystopian lifestyle in a
dying world. Whatever happens, it is not going to be good, & can only end
in an early extinction of the human race. But who knows, something unforeseen may
happen, some of us who have prepared may yet survive.
Take care & stay safe.