Imbolc Woodpecker Moon
Another beautiful day. Yes. But. What dark forces work to push the boundaries of weather around like so many children’s blocks, a lego castle on wheels rolling north, careening over everything in its wake? As I hope I’ve said here before, efforts to control global warming are NOT about saving the planet. The planet will keep on whirling around the sun as long as gravity and spacetime remain. Well, not quite, there is that whole red giant business, but it’s a really long time from now.
No, good ol’ h. sapiens will catch the fever.* Of course, those with an eye to irony or just desserts might not see this a totally uncalled for solution; but, hell, I love our funny two-legged species, roaming around making babies, art, war, sport, roombas, nailguns and rainbow ponies. What will the universe do for a laugh when we’re gone?
Fans of schadenfreude will rejoice. Though whether one can be very schadenfreudie when you’re baking along with the ones responsible for delaying action, I don’t really know.
So, as a paid up member of the northern European gene pool, I’m tellin’ you it’s no wonder I’m melancholy. The world is going to hell in a Hummer, not a handbasket.
LONDON (Reuters) – Global greenhouse gas emissions could rise 50 percent by 2050 without more ambitious climate policies, as fossil fuels continue to dominate the energy mix, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Thursday.
“Unless the global energy mix changes, fossil fuels will supply about 85 percent of energy demand in 2050, implying a 50 percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions and worsening urban air pollution,” the OECD said in its environment outlook to 2050.
The global economy in 2050 will be four times larger than today and the world will use around 80 percent more energy.
But the global energy mix is not predicted to be very different from that of today, the report said