Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Are you avoiding discussing "Doom and Gloom"

It's official: we're heading for a crisis - front page of the Independent yesterday

This information is going to take everyday people some time to comprehend - it's such a totally different way of thinking. When it does sink in, it will be devastating.

We can't expect politicians to discus it - that would be too dangerous all political parties want to convince that they have a solution. But who talks about a solution to the challenge that people will not be able to cope with the realisation that humans can do nothing about global warming : it will wipe us all out!

That's why I feel it's so important to get people talking about this so that it is taken really seriously and some proposals are put in place to make the most of the remaining years we and our grandchildren will 'enjoy' here on planet Earth.

What follows from the above article is that more than anything else we need trustworthy friends : people who will work with us to cope and come up with ways of coping with future chaos.

I'm fortunate in that I don't expect to be around for more than 30 years but I feel a responsibility to all those who have young children who will have the potential to live through most the tumultuous next 100 years in human history.

The general public are very disinclined to discuss doom and gloom. When I have done with  my friends the first reaction is to agree with me (though often sceptically) but even those that agree then walk away and carry on as 'normal' - it's an understandable psychological reaction. We have to have to repeat unusual facts to people several times before they take it in and then there's shock and panic. Take: "A gunman is coming up the road with a machine gun and he's already killed all of the Jones family , including little Tom, Jane and Jerry who happened to be going to school. The reaction is to say "What?"  and even when it's been repeated does it still doesn't penetrate.

So this is why I'm trying to find others that are a bit more forward looking. People who aren't brain washed into thinking that the future is fine. "Someone will find a solution".

There's a major problem it's referred to as Hubris and being talked about increasingly

Hubris (/ˈhjuːbrɪs/also hybris, from ancient Greek ὕβρις),means extreme pride or self-confidence. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence, accomplishments or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.

It's being used by philosophers to describe the over confidence of humans to solve any problem that's thrown at them. Most of the problems that are tacked can be solved and very well. This leads to the faulty thinking that humans can solve anything. Even now intelligent people believe that humans (scientists) will come up with a solution to global warming. Well now it's official : they can't.

"The second of three publications by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, due to be made public at the end of this month, is the most comprehensive investigation into the impact of climate change ever undertaken. A draft of the final version seen by The Independent says the warming climate will place the world under enormous strain, forcing mass migration, especially in Asia, and increasing the risk of violent conflict.
Based on thousands of peer-reviewed studies and put together by hundreds of respected scientists,"

The situation is similar to people dying : Some people concentrate on living every minute that they are alive and are still doing amazing things until the day before they die. Others spend months and even years worrying and living in fear so that the end of their life is a misery. Books that discuss death focus on the first method of approaching it. Wereas most people these days focus on the latter.

 For me it can be the same with in end of the human race. The world will still be a beautiful place with people who we can enjoy every minute we're still alive, or it can be a misery full of worry and panic.

I believe we need a small group of people ready to talk seriously about the consequences and the talking needs to start now - not in a month or next year. There's a lot of new thinking that needs to be done!

Anyone interested?


Dr Gag Halfrunt said...

It is I,Personal Brain Care Specialist to Zaphod,Himself.

Dr Dellow I bring you dispatches,somewhat akin to your tale of fake blood tests.
I ran a CHEM 12 and it seems I do not hail from Guildford but from Mars.
You seem to be having a Greek Centric day,Kalispera.
I did Euripides once,the guy needed to mellow,I feel he should have tweaked his CB2 receptor.

Be safe,use The Force and never vote Tory,they are strange puppies.

Must Run The Big Z is calling for some ECT.

Dr Gag Halfrunt,The Big Z's Go To Guy.

Geoff Dellow said...

Good to here that you're alive and kicking, Chris.

I agree with your approach. It's a crazy world we live in!

Geoff Dellow said...

There's a lot of interest in this topic: how about some comments? Please don't be shy!