Oh but since you asked:
October 15, 2017
Considering a contrarian’s “Global Warming Pathways”
CC responds: Yes grasshopper, there are many pathways, …
There is one physical Global Warming pathway unfolding.
It’s controlled by thermodynamics and the geophysics of the matter.
Greenhouse gases hold a key regulating position in this process.
The physics is understood in exquisite detail.
In the day to day world we are becoming ever more familiar the current transitional weather regime’s destructive realities,
namely cascading consequences such as the California fires,
and the past ten hurricanes in ten weeks, not to mention what’s happening in the rest of the world.
The longer term future of that trajectory will be impacted by how much greenhouse gases are ultimately added to our atmosphere, although nothing will change our short term momentum and I fear its going to knock us off our pins.
There is one scientific pathway, the map makers.
Observing, recording and understanding what is going on within natural processes.
It’s been pursued for centuries now and the results are a coherent internally consistent understanding, that the likes of Mikie do everything to confuse, dismiss and avoid looking at.
A summation is clearly spelled out and open for constructive honest critique - the IPCC reports. Though the overall evidence is there to be found within decades worth of thousands of papers and observed Earth changes.
There is one political oligarch driven pathway of disinformation.
Hate mongering and denunciation against climate scientists and the work they produce, Mikie here has echoed their nonsense often.
It’s supported by massive funding and mega-media outlets dedicated to misrepresenting, false-equivalence and personally attacking anyone or
organization that represents the scientific understanding being gathered in real time.
Just need to listen to the likes of Seitz, or Singer, or Lindzen, Watts, Delingpole, the Lord M, r. Cohen, Steele and all the rest,
to understand what I’m talking about.
Science by insinuation, slander and libel in the service of avoidance.
There is the I’m the one and only religious pathway.
Where all too many people have adopted the incredible notion that they - petty, scared, selfish, self-interested humans that we are - understand the billions of years old “true” God of Time and Creation, Life and Love.
It’s an appalling conceit and indicates a profound disconnection with the real flow of our lives and time and the biosphere that created and sustains us.
It demonstrates an unhealthy self-absorption into one’s own mindscape and disconnect from the physical world that surrounds and sustains us.
It’s a terrifying thing to behold because this Faith has allowed them to totally tune out the real physical world, we depend on, to a stupefying extreme.
There is the I want mine pathway of single-minded dedication to consumerism.
Hollyworld Fantasizing, and the proposition that too much is never enough.
This one consists of humans who never evolved past their adolescent me-me, self-interest phase and never matriculated into the adult enlightened-self-interest phase.
Where we think past oneself towards community and cooperation with others for collective and personal benefit. No it’s not communism, it’s community. An appreciation that none of us knows everything, we all have blind spots, we need each other to keep ourselves honest. That was the great thing about America, we as a people used to understanding that, okay not always.
Very sad to see its truly gone. I can see how that encourages a complete disconnect from all that’s uncomfortable or inconvenient to an easy embrace of facade and fantasy.
It works when you’re a teenager and others covered for you, it doesn’t work in the long run. But, seems few learn that anymore, most people are media saturated and there’s little room for true curiosity, learning, contemplation and genuine personal growth.
So profoundly sad. Guess that’s what my writing is really all about, me trying to process this collective insanity so I can continue functioning in a world and beautiful old life that I see dissolving around me. As a high school grad the world was open and beckoning, okay it helped that I was a nice white boy, if broke, but that’s means nothing today. The opportunities no longer exist, the innocence and acceptance of strangers has also wilted, everyone is a threat today.
How fortunate I feel to have started down my road less traveled while there was still some time left to experience the last days of Earth being what it had been for all of humanity’s rise to society, what a tragedy we wasted all these decades and all that knowledge. We knew, I knew. Why did so many ignore it all these decades? That I will never comprehend, no matter how much I grapple with it.