What is "breakthrough" about it?
After almost fifteen years of studying
aspects of the highly complex "sustainability" topic, this is the first meaningful article in a mainstream publication that I have seen that truly "tells it like it is" when it comes to the unthinkable realities of climate change.
The author's powerful message comes through loud and clear in the subtitle of his brilliant piece:
Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak - sooner than you think.
From the second paragraph of the piece:
Indeed, absent a significant adjustment to how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth will likely become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century.
One reaction from the scientific community
. For the past few months, I have been following the work of Paul Beckwith, a climate scientist at the University of Ottawa. You can learn all about him at
, where he has posted hundreds of articles and videos. His video about this
New York Magazine
article appears below.
Paul Beckwith -- University of Ottawa
But first, here are a few quotes from the 15-minute video that Paul posted yesterday: "Mainstream Media Awakens to the Perils of Abrupt Climate Change."
Referencing the words in the subtitle--t
he "you" in "sooner than you think," He says,
The "you" is the public, the politicians, and most scientists--including most of the scientists who study climate change. Because we live in a world of specialists, where people in, order to succeed in life, have to be narrowly focused on a very specific field.
They make incremental advances and improvements in their field, yet they don't have so much time to think of the "big picture," to communicate with other scientists and climatologists and many other specialists involved with the study of the various parts of climate change. Hence, very few truly understand the "big picture" when it comes to climate change.
He was thrilled to see this new mainstream article but goes on to talk about about how it is being attacked in the media because of its pessimistic conclusions. That's very unfortunate because, as he says, the author's conclusions were very conservative compared to the scientific findings of himself and many others in the field.
You should take the time to first read the article above and then watch this 15-minute video; too bad everyone in the world will not be watching it. Good summertime reading for sure.
Speaking of "big picture," I have added a new slide to my latest presentation on "the most important topic in the history of humanity." It features James Lovelock, a prominent and legendary independent scientist shown here (turning 98 this month). He is my latest "big picture" scientist to be added to my presentation.
To view all 64 slides
in my latest presentation, click on the link below. Other upcoming talks include Ithaca, NY, in September, Ontario (Canada) in the Fall, Fort Myers, Florida, in January and Honolulu in April. Finally, please let me know if you'd like for me to make a presentation at a venue near you.