Monday, December 28, 2015

Hmm …

… James Lovelock: 'enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan' | Environment | The Guardian.

He dismisses eco ideas briskly, one by one. "Carbon offsetting? I wouldn't dream of it. It's just a joke. To pay money to plant trees, to think you're offsetting the carbon? You're probably making matters worse. You're far better off giving to the charity Cool Earth, which gives the money to the native peoples to not take down their forests."
There is much in what he says, but I rather suspect that the Holocene epoch that we are living in will give way to a return to the Pleistocene, which characterized climate for the last two million years (except for the 10,000-year warm periods that punctuated it every 100,000 years). I think forces beyond our control govern the planet.

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