While I “get” why people complain about the effects of climate change, it’s hard to get on board with them when they insist on rebuilding in the exact same spots as before. You cannot keep doing the same things over and over again and expect different results. Especially so when climate change just means worse and worse every year.
I stumbled across a forum post that was supposed to be about preparing for climate change. Reading through the entire thread (currently at 8 pages long) it’s pretty clear to me that “preppers” still do not get it. They do not understand the reality of climate change and what this is going to mean for them and all of their plans.
Desdemona has a very scary but very real image to share:
Three hurricanes, all lined up. First time in our modern history (ability to record something like this).
And guess what? Americans are not preparing.
Florida and parts of Georgia are under evacuation orders, and the stores in those locations have been swept clean of water, food and supplies, fights over plywood and deadly confrontations now occurring, but nobody is buying any storable food at all.
I wish this article about young people and their view of the future went into a lot more detail. Unfortunately it doesn’t, and is typical of what is getting published these days on major news sites.
There is pessimism among the younger generation, but also hope “for a sustainable future”. I have to wonder if they really know what those words mean.
This story is kind of interesting. If you have ever wondered about “surviving in the wild” and how it might work out, you might want to read this and check out the links.
My own research into “bugging out” and in conversation with professional survival instructors, reveals that abandoning civilization in favor of “survival” is a damned bad idea. Most people would die, quickly. Few would last longer then a couple of weeks. It is very unlikely that anyone alone would last a year or even six months totally cut-off from civilization.
Here is an example of what you should not do, buy into or build yourself: A Hell Hole In The Ground
It’s kinda scary when you consider how many people are falling for this kind of ‘plan’ for their so-called “preparations”. They’re seriously doomed to fail because they’re simply piling greedy, rich people on top of each other in a survival situation. Not what anyone needs to survive calamity.
Feature update: A new “edit” feature for commentators (5 minutes allowed to fix your comments).
This is a follow-up post to the “The First Tiny Step Forward” commentary.
Several people here believe that we’ve already lost all opportunity to try to change the inevitable outcome of planetary habitability. Inherent to this belief (whether you realize this or not) is – a) everything possible has been tried and nothing will work and therefore – b) use the time and life we each still have left doing something else (living). This is the core of the McPherson message by the way – which I steadfastly reject.
Check this out:
I’ve been wondering when this sort of mob behavior would begin. It’s not even Black Friday!
Obviously, this will now happen again. And again. And again – until box stores line their exits with armed guards. Then, the “mob” will move onto something else, having belatedly “discovered” that the power of mob behavior grants them the ability to do a lot of well, whatever the hell they want.
The large majority of people from scientists to policy makers addressing the issue of climate change still assert that we can stop global heating by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. But is this a fact or an unsupported assumption?
Why is it reasonable to assume that we can still stop global heating & the resultant climate changes, which some estimate could be the largest climate change event in 50 million years, and will end civilization as we’ve known it even with a 100% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions tomorrow, let alone 50% by 2050?