The Independent [of faculties] put a hilarious piece of fiction in my news feed today;
High likelihood of human civilisation coming to end’ by 2050, report finds
Human civilisation as we know it may have already entered its last decades, a worrying new report examining the likely future of our planet’s habitability warns.
The increasingly disastrous impacts of the climate crisis, coupled with inaction to tackle it are sending our planet down a bleak path towards an increasingly chaotic world which could overwhelm societies around the globe, the report’s authors contend
using several existing studies, they hypothesise average global temperatures may reach 3C above pre-industrial levels by 2050
This scenario would also put the world on track for 5C of warming by 2100.
To reduce this risk and protect human civilisation, a massive global mobilisation of resources is needed in the coming decade to build a zero-emissions industrial system and set in train the restoration of a safe climate.
“This would be akin in scale to the World War II emergency mobilisation.”
Admiral Barrie added: “A doomsday future is not inevitable! But without immediate drastic action our prospects are poor. We must act collectively. We need strong, determined leadership in government, in business and in our communities to ensure a sustainable future for humankind.”
Breakthrough, the fiction authors, have an interesting list of
pulp fiction doom porn publications:
I particularly liked the About section on the authors website:
Safe climate restoration is defined as actions to re-instate natural climate processes that generate global average temperatures and ocean acidity that are safe for all species and for civilisation. (ie. preindustrial temperatures & acidity)
Now apart from correctly ensuring panic on the propagandised, which is all the rage in these post truth days,
I do have a quibble with their lack of historical context. Since when was the weather in preindustrial times safe for our species? It was blooming lethal!
I get the feeling they have the same delusions about climate that accountant Herbert Anchovy had with Lion Taming.