In case you didn’t know, “Robert Scribbler” is a fiction writer turned climate-science writer. Usually he sticks to climate related articles, but he’s got a supposed fiction story about what it’s like in 2090 in Florida posted on his blog. It’s an entertaining climate-doom read.
But it is inaccurate and grossly underplays what it’s really going to be like by 2090.
This has always been Scribbler’s problem — like many of the scientists he has promoted, he has consistently underestimated the severity of the unfolding disasters and what humans have come to expect. He’s tried very hard to insist on this false narrative too — something I’ve pointed out several times before. Yet he has slowly come around to the true severity of what is unfolding and what is a real threat (such as the methane “threat”) whereas before, he downplayed these claims by other scientists and researchers and anyone who dared to point them out.
The situation by 2090 will be far, far worse then he’s described. Interestingly, in this fictional work he admits to an 8 foot sea level rise — which he has many times claimed before will not be possible, so what we may finally be seeing here is a growing awareness that his past estimates are getting a much-needed update.
But he’s not there yet. Read the linked article above first. My comments are always removed from his site so I don’t even bother anymore, but here’s where he’s still wrong about the 2090 predictions:
It will be much worse then this in 2090. This “doomer porn” piece grossly underestimated what it means to lose the global food production. Growing food indoors and underground will not feed more then a few thousand people in any given region. Everything has to be “imported” into these artificial environments, soil, light, heating and cooling, water, nutrients and then maintain it all, which is extremely energy intensive (and calorie deficient when you realize what is actually being grown). The reality is when we lose our ability to grow food on the surface and in a natural environment, we’re doomed. It won’t be just food that will be gone, it will be everything else too (nearly all existing life).
This means die-off on a massive scale (billions will starve to death) long before the “heat” kills them. When the plants are gone everything else will also be gone. The same is true for the toxic soup the oceans will have become, under his scenario, even oxygen will be severely depleted due to the massive plankton die-off in the world’s oceans. His scenario seriously downplays our chances of survival and how many humans will be left. If it’s as bad as this — we will already be long gone (which is exactly where a growing number of scientists are predicting). It’s not popular (or even safe) to make such claims so you really have to dig around to find them. I’m not a tenured professor so I get to say whatever I want.
Water sources will also be long gone, especially near the rising seas. Polluted, depleted and salt-water intrusion will be so bad that most of the coastal locations will be unlivable. Those that “survive” will require a constant supply of ducted water which will need to be buried for protection (against pollutants, evaporation, hoarding).
Low-lying coastal regions like Tampa will have long since been abandoned leaving only a few thousand people (if any) by 2090 — and not because of rising seas, but because of the inability to actually survive there. If the timeline was moved up to 2050 or even a bit sooner, then a lot of this “fiction” would be much more accurate.
There won’t be a hundred-thousand “emergency responders” left in Tampa in 2090 either. If there are that many left in the entire country, they won’t be in Tampa. The reality is die-off will begin far sooner then this on a massive scale and it won’t be picking who survives and who doesn’t. Southern states will fare quite badly, but no place will be immune (dehydration and starvation don’t respect borders).
I don’t know if he’s intending to sell another book that has to be “palatable” for the buying audience (who don’t want to hear that they and their children are facing this reality) or what. Scribbler is still promoting Hillary Rotten Cunton (sorry, but I truly hate this woman) which is a goddamned mystery — unless you realize that Scribbler really is all about maintaining the status-quo, so it’s no wonder that his work of fiction is essentially the same thing. As doomer porn goes, it’s inaccurate to say the least, but descriptive and entertaining.
Americans are seriously underinformed and almost completely unprepared for what is now unfolding. There is still a contingent of babbling idiots — primarily uninformed (or willfully stupid) Americans who “don’t believe in climate change” which is about as dumb as it gets. Belief has absolutely nothing to do with reality and the reality of a vastly accelerated warming world is easily proven.
Sou, over on “Hot Whopper” has an article titled “Another ice age fear for England – only at WUWT”. Sou does a great job denying the deniers with real facts and real science and real measurements, but if you pay attention, most of these idiots she’s pointing out are Americans. This isn’t because we’re stupider then most, it’s because there is a huge effort in America to disinform the public who are themselves lazy and apathetic and refuses to read past any of the headlies in today’s media. Any article of more then 200 words is “too long” for our attention-deficit bretheren.
Sou lets me post and doesn’t censor or edit anything I’ve ever written there, so I posted a tongue-in-cheek response to her excellent article. But I have to admit — I’m pretty tired of having to cater to absolute idiots and fools who live with their eyes closed, their ears plugged and their tongues incessantly wagging absolute nonsense. These people are a blight — and impediment to human progress and even basic things like hope or “try”. They insist on reamaining stupid, clueless, uninformed and ignorant — no matter how many times they’re proven wrong.
I need to move on and I know it. Life is becoming increasingly short for all of us. The “fiction” scenario that Scribbler wrote needs to be updated by about 50 years sooner. The Earth’s environment is absolutely reeling from the onslaught of humanity’s impact and depredations. Serious and even severe environmental conditions are unfolding all of the world right now. Quite frankly, if you are not preparing for this future you are a fool. None of us can stop what is happening, but on the other hand, none of us wants to die from dehydration or starvation either.
There will also be many other ways we’re going to die and in all honesty, none are truly preventable. At best, we can “manage” our time left (versus ignore what is unfolding). Given this irrevocable condition, what makes the best response? I’ll die comfortably (if I can), but not in ignorance or by starvation.
The future isn’t fiction — it’s real, and though many people have tried to convey what it may mean, none get it quite right (not even me of course). Written in 2006, only the names need to be changed (and a update on the climate situation). There is no doubt that massive levels of migration will occur (non-stop) to the Bio Regional Zones where survival remains possible. This is YOUR future, like it or not. Every single human on the planet needs to be aware of this — and how the choices that you make right now will greatly impact your life, your comfort and your safety.
There are many other posts just like this back in the blog archives. Due the large number of posts found here, it’s difficult even for me to point them all out, but here are a few:
There is no other blog on the Internet like this one. Nobody else has bothered to project the folly of human stupidity and indifference like I have. Many, many times I have thought to destroy this blog and all of the work within it because of the incredible apathy and indifference that I constantly uncover. The history and the predictions found on this blog should have been enough to generate something, but the words never did.
Probably the best years of my life where spent right here, writing. Trying. It’s now 2016 and I feel as if I have totally failed. I ran into some serious health issues and slowed things way down (and still have), realizing that what needed to be said and shared already was. But the audience out there moved on to other things and I didn’t. Now, there are a lot of other writers out there who are claiming to be collapse writers. They get attention, money, support, advertising and promotion. I never did.
I never will, because I refused to endorse the liars, thieves, wanna be’s and charlatans that are vying for your dollars and attention. Many of you fucking idiots still support these fools while ignoring everyone else who was really trying to help without ripping you off. I decided to leave up the blog anyway, but I also decided to write a lot less. I can’t afford to sit here month after month living on nothing.
I’m way past the point of even caring what other people think when I write harsh but truthful words. You fucking morons have endorsed the wrong people and you keep doing it. You’re so fucking cheap that you’ll glean everything you can from those who have given it all freely to you and then go support somebody else with your dollars. Well, fuck you and yours, your ethics and integrity absolutely suck. Your “prophets” have all been proven wrong. You embrace their lies, deceptions and false advertising. You believe that your “part of something” when the joke is really on you (again). You don’t have the balls or the courage to admit that you’ve been misled.
You still don’t get it. You’re on the wrong side. The future isn’t going to be what any of these fakes are claiming and most of you have done little to nothing about it. You keep hoping that they’ll come up with a better answer, a better outcome. Well, you’re wrong. There isn’t going to be a better outcome then that which has been shared right here. In fact, it will be worse then I can describe because I’m simply not very good at it. But not from a lack of trying.
Believe whatever “fiction” you like, but prepare for reality. Only one will come true.