We’re DOOMED [again]
We are on the disastrous point of no return and we must do something about it.
How many times have we heard this before?
We have had many points of no return with the climate lark, and each time we meet the point, the goal posts change and suddenly the point of no return shifts to a new date.
So now it’s the Gulf Stream, or as the nobs like to call it, The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Apparently it is about to stutter to a halt [unless we do something, of course]. I seem to remember someone starting a panic about this not so long ago, but it was then quietly forgotten.
I’m not going to worry about this one. For one thing, something so vast as planetary fluid mechanics are a little bit too big for us to change. They are changing regardless of what we do and have been doing so for millions of years. Ice Ages are nothing new and in fact I can see the results of previous ice ages just by looking out the window. Wicklow was shaped by ice long before mankind came along and doubtless it will be shaped again. Within a few miles of here there are Glacial Spillways, Glaciated Valleys and Corries [or Cirques] galore. Wicklow is a geography teacher’s dream.
Anyway we are long overdue another ice age so maybe this is just the start of it?
So what happens if the Gulf Stream [sorry – The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation] fails? I doubt anyone knows precisely but we can make some fairly accurate predictions.
For a start, we can forget our mild climate here in Ireland. Temperatures will plummet, unless of course there is Warble Gloaming in which case they won’t plummet so fast. We can expect a climate that is more akin to that of Norway I suppose. We’ll probably have fucking cold winters where snow becomes a regular feature and with a bit of luck, drier summers? I don’t know. Nobody knows for sure.
Things will definitely be different.
But there’s fuck all anyone can do about it anyway.
Didn’t you know that global warming is a prelude to a coming ice age? Or haven’t you seen “The Day After Tomorrow?
That film was made in our village. They buried us under several million tons of snow.
You’re quite right: there’s bugger all anyone can do about it. That won’t stop our politicos raising taxes “to avert the imminent danger” since they haven’t seemed to realise that the biggest danger we face is from their outsize egos and hubris – and lack of realisation that to a man (and woman) they all suffer from the Dunning Kruger effect.
Don’t you just love these people who appear on television from time to time, growing potatoes or building their home out of old car tyres and they are single handedly Saving The Plant
What I would like to know is where all the eels will end up. Leaving the Sargasso Sea, they have been used to going with the flow and ending up here. They will be pretty cross to swim all that way and find they have missed Ireland completely.
They’ll probably end up in South Africa! I suppose the same goes for salmon?
I do hope that November in Glasgow is a cold one. And please, pretty please, let there be a power cut. And let Wee Nippie Sweetie close the airport to “save the Planet” by cutting fossil fuel burning. And can we get BoJo to go into a friendly hostelry like that one in Trainspotting that was so welcoming to the yank.
One can dream.
I’m sure all that can be arranged….
An asteroid —maybe a small meteorite would do— with Glasgow’s name on it.
Why Glasgow? Why not New York or San Francisco? Every asteroid I have heard of seems to hit California.
We have a variety of of those very annoying “Public Service Announcements” on man made global warning. Personally, I refer to it manmade global bullshit.
One of them shows a small boy who says “I’m only six, you figure it out.” Well my reply to the kid would be “I was born in 1952 and my parents left the place to me with half the neighbors building bomb shelters in the back yard. We figured it out; so will you.”
Brilliant! And so true. We survived the threat of nuclear annihilation so a spot of bad weather is hardly going to bother us.
I’ve one of those bomb shelters in my backyard in point of fact. I use it to store the potatoes I grow to save the planet. Looks like it’s constructed out of old tyres.
A private jet belonging to the family of White House climate czar John Kerry has reportedly been used over a dozen times this year, flight records show. U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s family jet took 16 trips since January 2021, mainly within Massachusetts,its just arrived in Martha’s Vineyard to attend Obama’s 60s birthday party with 400 guests and 200 servants.
So now we know the rules dont apply to the elite.
Did the rules ever apply to them?
Never have and no doubt never will.