As a follow-up to my last post, National Geographic inspired me to look into my crystal ball and envision a more likely scene come the year 25,550 (more likely than 216 feet of sea level rise that is). Behold Lady Liberty of the 25th Millennium!
I had to restrain myself from adding an Al Goresicle into the ice wall or in the foreground “Shining” style. In any event, if Vostok is any indication, I’d say by the year 25K there’s a better chance this serendipitous little interglacial could very well have withered and New York could once again be under ice. At least we can take comfort in knowing that our best and brightest are already on the monumental task of geoengineering our way out of this (I gotta do it):
How come you do not agree with a statement that says we are no where [sic] close to knowing where energy is going or whether clouds are changing to make the planet brighter. We are not close to balancing the energy budget. The fact that we can not account for what is happening in the climate system makes any consideration of geoengineering quite hopeless as we will never be able to tell if it is successful or not! It is a travesty!
I know I have referred to it frequently but it’s my favorite Trenberth quote of all time. My guess is that Kevin Trenberth M (as in the 1000th) will be there to tell us that the ice sheet is a product of global warming as predicted by his great-to-the-thousandth grand pappy. Maybe I should have inserted a protestor holding up a sign reading “THIS IS THE FACE OF GLOBAL WARMING!” I do wonder what our resident soothsayers will be predicting then, or do you think they’ll just be playing the role of annoying chastiser at that point?
If you had just listened to the Oracles of the Venerable Climate League we would still have plenty of oil to keep our arses warm! Look at all this dirty ice you made. Are you gonna slice open that tauntaun or what?
Nah. My guess is the “Age of the Alarmist” will be scarcely referenced at that point, and even then only as a supreme example of the follies of Inquisitorial pseudoscience. Here’s another prediction that I’m really hoping you can bank on: this will all be a bad memory by 2030. And incidentally we’ll owe it all to Liberty.
We are currently on this precipice of greatness yet so many forces connive to keep humanity from elevating as a mass to a place where much of our present suffering becomes just a bad memory as well. We can and will work it out and we’ll have Liberty to thank. I can feel it, a national Howard Beale moment on the horizon that will go global. It is beyond time we flex our might and shake off these bothersome fleas that aim to dictate our every move, from where we can live to what we can eat to what personal level of “climate debt” is owed by each of us and on and on.
From showerhead to headset to whatever other headache they want to throw in our way, they want every part of you, cataloged and controlled. But they screwed up. They overreached, tremendously so, and the incursion upon our inalienable rights does literally threaten our opportunity to achieve Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. They so soon forget the Shot Heard Round the World and that’s a big mistake. See, more and more of us are mad as hell and we’re loaded for bear. This Second American Revolution, this Slap Heard Round the World is soon to reverberate from sea to shining sea.
Sorry. All this talk of Liberty gets the brain boiling. I do in my heart believe America will lead the way again. I preach it often I know, but Liberty is our foundation, it’s what makes America such a special place. It is in our blood and we will not shy away from fighting to maintain its course. It will be a long, hard slog, but we’re here to take our power back. Shoo! Usurpers be gone. We adults who haven’t bought real estate in Newtopia have important grown-up work to do so be on your way now. That’s right. Keep going. Keep going. Shut and bar the door. Buy-bye.
I raise my glass to Liberty in all her forms. Cheers!
“I have not yet begun to fight.”