Bill Nye's Global Meltdown
32 sec video here:
Andy, this is great item. I tweeted it and sent it worldwide, as I am sure the show even if it doesn't air overseas will be avail later on YouTube channels or other sites after the copyright is released. The Guy McPherson segment of the show should make for compelling thinking outside the box TV, since he says the End Times are coming as early as 2030 and of course most people don't understand what he is saying with this date. I like Guy and his heart is in the right place. What I think he really means to do is 1. try to wake people up with a thought experiment/thought exercise to try to prod people out of their comfort zones on AGW issues and 2. issue a cri de coeur about what he sees as an important existential crossroad we are fast approaching. It will be interesting to see how the GEO show treats Guy on air, as a sympathethic person or as an outcast nutcase. I hope it's the former and not the latter. We shall see. MEANWHILE: while Guy says the date is 2030 when the etc hits the fan, I have to disagree with him on the details and say that we have a lot more time to prepare for the Climapocalypse, at least 30 more generations of humans, that's your great great great grandchildren times 30, Andy and everyone else here, and Guy, too. At least 500 years, even 1000 years. Not But listen to Guy. Come the year 2031 of course, his prediction will be seen for what it was: dreaminess. We have 30 more generations to fix things or die trying. Via 'The Cli-Fi Report': http://cli-fi.net
ANDY REVKIN at his popular NYT-based DOT EARTH blog posts this today:
Now It’s Bill Nye With Climate Change Denial – and Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Rescue
I can imagine, with the right advisers influencing the right candidate, that in order to win the votes of millennials, people coming of age right now, you would have to change your stance on climate change. I could easily imagine a thoughtful Republican, along about February or March next year, saying, ‘I’ve been thinking about this issue and I’ve changed my mind. We need to get to work on this right away.’That would be a phenomenally great thing. I hope the person doesn’t backfire where the person wins the election and then abandons the necessary policies. But I feel we’re so close to a tipping point on this issue where it will no longer possible for a presidential candidate to ignore the reality of climate change.