Category Archives: Climate Change

Cassandra addresses the Trojans

Greta speaks:

… what will you tell your children was the reason to fail and leave them facing a climate chaos that you knowingly brought upon them? That it seemed so bad for the economy that we decided to resign the idea of securing future living conditions without even trying?

Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour. And we are telling you to act as if you loved your children above all else.

My generation, we missed the boat – we were seduced away from any serious attempt to change things, momentarily convinced that dancing in abandoned warehouses might be enough to shift the social paradigm. We had fun, but we were wrong. Greta’s generation will not have the luxury of distraction.

And so my generation’s job is now to shovel the Boomershit out of the way and clear a path for the youth to come through.

No glory, no thanks, only effort. It’s what we owe them.

the new normal is that there is no normal

15th January 2020, Sheffield; the Beeb (and all other sources I’ve checked) suggesting a peak temperature of 12 or 13°C* this evening. I think I can recall a single night over the last two or three months during which there was a mild frost.

Are you worried yet? Because you fucking well should be.

[ * Edit: I initially mistyped the temperatures as higher — 15 or 16°C — than they were. I’d argue that the lower, truer forecasts are not a lot less worrying. ]