That morning when Tom and his son Jake went to the sandbox it was already 105 F at 7:30, there was a gloomy yellow haze in the air, and something was not right. Tom has never seen this dryness and heat as the Santa Ana winds begin to blow the breath of hell. That afternoon a killer heatwave seemed permanently parked on top of the city. Tom and Jake struggled to breathe and keep cool. People were dying right and left. Tom and Jake did not live to see the next day.
My gloomy opening here serves as an example of the kinds of things filling our minds these days. Let’s face it, we are in apocalyptic doom and gloom time. The end is near. Even though apocalypses are noting new, they come around periodically like Haley's comet. We are reaching the “I’m convinced the world will end” kind of moment. And that brings so much anxiety it could kill you faster than climate change.
Global warming is here and it seems obvious we all gonna die. But we can’t predict our demise as we have failed every single time in the past. Some will say “no, but this time is for real”. What do I know about climate change? Nothing! But listen up I’m from the future.
“Oh this guy is a jerk troll, so many people are dying, and he is a climate denier I know…” Let’s imagine just for a moment that hypothetically we’re a bunch of loonies. What if we are all wrong. We’ve been wrong so many times trying to predict the end of the world.
We are arrogant trying to control life, that we have a scientific solution to everything. That we can terraform Mars or live in the hellish atmosphere of Venus. How in hell we’re going to find the motivation to terraform Mars when we don’t have the motivation to terraform earth? An infinitely easier task.
We are tiny stellar dust particles floating on a vast ocean or random universe with its random laws. Trying to swim to safety and control events will do nothing. Planetary forces are so much bigger than us, our demise could be sudden and unpredictable we might not even realize we’ve perished. We have no idea what will be. Better to take the wisdom of the drunk and the baby.