I have a bad time thinking about climate change, clearly. Maybe that’s something I have in common with the blitherers who oppose action on it? Aside from love of pounds and pence, who knows what goes on in their unthinkable heads? Anyway, I intend to stop posting about it for the foreseeable. I expressed my main thoughts about it on this blog and in the FtB podcast on the subject, that should be enough.
But I want to leave one last prediction for the way this is going to play out, have this on record. There is going to be a holocaust heat wave at some point somewhere in the tropics. It could happen as soon as this summer, or maybe ten or more years from now, but it most assuredly will happen. There will be a heat wave so severe that literally millions of people will die within days. There will be mass graves, mountains of bodies in this incident.
I say this with confidence because where I live we, just last year, had a heat wave that smoked all previous records by more than ten degrees. A few small towns were disintegrated by wildfires so fast people barely had time to escape – certainly no time to pack. Hundreds of people died. This is the Pacific Northwest of North America, as moderate of a climate as exists anywhere in the world. What happens when a similar heatwave hits Delhi? Hyderabad? Jakarta? Jerusalem?
That’s my prediction. There was a major volcanic eruption this year and sometimes that cools the global temperature for a while, so we may have some reprieve on this. That’s time to prepare, to prevent deaths, but will it happen? It sure as fuck isn’t happening in Louisiana or Florida. Now that you’ve heard the prediction, hear my request, my call to action. Because this will not be prevented, due to greed and politics, it is a request for what you should do once those mass graves show up in your news feed.
If you are in the company of anyone who spouts off denialist or petrol-defending rhetoric after that happens, I want you to do them violence. At very least slap them hard, knock them upside the head. Preferably knock out one of their teeth, and I wouldn’t be disappointed to hear if you stabbed them in the gut. Spit on them. Curse them. Let them know what they’ve done and that this particular holocaust is the end of the line for tolerance of their worldview.
If there is one thing that will tilt majority opinion on the globe in favor of radical action, it’s another holocaust. It’s gotta be. I know it won’t convince everyone but it has to be enough to convince a majority of those in power. Right? Right? Maybe one more thing to say. FUCK YOU, JOE BIDEN. You fucking ignorant rich trash. You murderous greedlord. You fucking waste of space. I hope your death is painful. I hope you hate every second of it.
The sad reality is, it won’t have any effect on G7 or G20 policy because those mose affected will be Black and Brown people. Wealthy countries are already willing (trying, really) to let them l die of COVID-19 (re: patents on full price vaccines), desertification and civil war (selling them arms for profit).
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A note – The famous Gerrard of Titan Server dropped a wall o text and his usual condescension on his famous hobbyhorse, blaming the powerless pathetic environmentalist lobby for preventing wonderful flawless nuclear energy from being the only perfect solution to global warming.
I said I’d leave it up if you didn’t talk any further on it, but you couldn’t resist, so I’ve deleted it. I won’t ban you unless you feel the need to come back for more, because I understand and sympathize with how you feel, and you haven’t been egregious on my blog before this.
So Gerrard, just don’t comment on this post, wait until something unrelated comes up that you can comment on in a way that is relevant to that, and I’ll see you around bud. Otherwise, no es bueno.