It’s hard not to notice that there are still voices saying climate change ain’t happenin’ – or if it is, it has nothing to do with us humans. The evidence is tough to discount, but those voices manage it. I think they’re wrong but that’s my perspective and who am I to say I’ve got it right.
For a long time I’ve thought we humans were headed for a rough time, that there are way too many of us and – like all population explosions – we’re headed for a population crash. War, pestilence, natural or man-made disaster, something will stop and most likely dramatically reverse our population growth. Maybe climate change will be the end of growth for our species – along with a whole bunch of others.
The twin impacts of overpopulation and climate change are reasons that on retiring we (Bill and I) roamed out of the way of human density and eventually moved into Alaska’s cooler climate. According to Celsias, a useful website that tracks climate change, it’ll be only about 25 years before things start crashing down around our collective ears. Those who are paying attention are already shifting out of the way. Major turbulence lies ahead. However large one’s nostalgia for them, don’t expect it’ll ever go back to the way things used to be. To quote Mames Moberley, an almost forgotten humorist: “Ah yes, the good old days. I was there. Where was they?” They’re gone for good…..