Let’s say no one does anything about global warming. Here’s a graphic that shows what the future will be for some major cities (click to enlarge):
That’s really too bad. I like Amsterdam.
The line on climate change is that we have to address it in order to save the Earth. That’s not the best argument.
The Earth is going to be around for a couple of billion more years. And there will be life on Earth for a good chunk of that time. But that doesn’t mean humans are going to be around that long.
Ask the dinosaurs. The asteroid that hit the planet 65 million years ago (no, creationists, the Earth is not 10,000 years old) threw material in the air that led to rapid, extreme prehistoric climate change. Dinosaurs disappeared and mammals evolved and took over.
Now the mammals are creating their own, extended climate change. Since we’re going to keep it up, because the danger still doesn’t seem to register with people, it will be interesting to see what life form takes over after we’ve killed ourselves.
So climate change isn’t about saving the Earth. It’s about saving humanity. And humanity sure acts like it doesn’t want to be saved.
I’m a firm believer that it isn’t going to be aliens who stomp humanity. It’s going to be something we created.
And when it comes to protecting the planet, humans keep showing they have the morality of Peter Lorre’s character in “M”.
It’s one of the things that Washington thrives on, and one of the things that ensures nothing is done.
Because, people, it is now RUPERT MURDOCH’S National Geographic:
The iconic yellow-bordered magazine, beset by financial issues, entered its own uncharted territory. In an effort to stave off further decline, the magazine was effectively sold by its nonprofit parent organization to a for-profit venture whose principal shareholder is one of Rupert Murdoch’s global media companies.
In exchange for $725 million, the National Geographic Society passed the troubled magazine and its book, map and other media assets to a partnership headed by 21st Century Fox, the Murdoch-controlled company that owns the 20th Century Fox movie studio, the Fox television network and Fox News Channel.
Some more stories we can look forward to:
Via Ted Talks
Didn’t know there were these many bears in New Jersey. Years ago, they were wandering near where I worked. But when we lived in New Jersey, we did see deer in the back yard.