Monday, November 19, 2012

It's like the floppy disk.....

Grist has a frightening story with the headline If you’re 27 or younger, you’ve never experienced a colder-than-average month which is pretty amazing when you consider that climate change has been in the headlines for about 30 years and we are still arguing about it. But it bodes ill in another way, most of the world is under 30, and the shocks to the system is what is considered normal. So given that, will there be a motivation to change things. My sense is that there will be a new kind of climate change denier, and they will turn and acknowledge that climate change is happening, but so what? And these will be the ones where the challenge is harder, because they are not wrong, because they are asking a chocolate vs vanilla question now. And the choices are nihilism vs life. Those who argue that it doesn't matter are breaking the genetic contract with their offspring. The youth will only have hints to a less chaotic life, like icons of Floppy Disks on computer programs to save your work, they have no idea what use to be there, just the function. The question is save what and when?


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