(Intro von Johnny)
“Couldn’t sleep. Wrote this.”
Das schickt mir Carlito in einer Mail und ich wünschte, er würde öfter nicht schlafen können. Von unserem NYC-Korrespdondenten: Warum die Klimakatastrophe nicht aufzuhalten ist. Wahrscheinlich.
Farewell, Cruel World
For someone with a front row seat to the neo-conservative takeover six years ago, Al Gore is remarkably sanguine. I finally got around to watching his movie (sorry, Carlito never promised to be timely), and it was the best modern apocalypse story I”™ve seen since, well, since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans live on television. His case is so convincing that one has to ask, “Why would anyone, faced with this data, deny that there”™s an immediate problem?” Of course, there are the usual reasons. Short-term gain. Denial. Clings to that SUV ego boost. Mr. Gore addresses each of these in turn, but these merely unwitting or shortsighted accessories to turning Greenland into a puddle aren”™t the ones who interest me. Now someone who would willfully, knowingly suppress data like this, now that”™s interesting. What could drive them?
Theory 1: Suicide.
Drug overdose? Feh! Death by cop? Closer… How about taking the whole world with you? Less ambition examples of this profile might only bring 1, 2, 2000 people along, but if someone were truly interested in eliminating the human race, what better way than to raise global temperatures, melt the ice caps, flood half of the world”™s population and destroy the ecological systems that support the rest? OK, I guess nukes would be easier.
Theory 2: Prophecy
This is the well-known “End of Days” scenario. The sooner those smug sinners get their comeuppance, the better. When they”™re fighting zombies in the streets, then we”™ll see who”™s “˜cool”™!!
Theory 3: Social Darwinists
There”™s too many of us, there”™s too many of us, there”™s too many of us, there”™s too many of us, there”™s too many, there”™s too many, let”™s have a catastrophicglobalclimateshift!!!
Theory 4: Redistricting by other means
“Ya know, Karl, you”™re right: most of those coastal areas DO vote Democrat…”
Theory 5: Nihilist
Paint it black.