Saturday, January 06, 2007


2007 is forecast to be the hottest year worldwide ever, with the UK sharing the heat.

There seems now to be a growing consensus that Climate Change is happening far more rapidly than even the bleakest forecasts. This shouldn't be a surprise. Positive feedback mechanisms are bound to kick in as the climate breaks down, we enter a vicious circle and in the end nothing will be able to stop it. Green Parties, well-meaning hippy conservatives, even survivalists will be powerless, if a little better prepared. Joint action will become impossible due to the sheer size of the problem, only individual action will save individuals. All faith in state institutions will vanish, the priorities will be location, defence and food. It's not all bad news, the long-awaited massive fall in human population will be an inevitable consequence, the old worries of good school, mortgage, debt and status will vanish, life will become harder but more worthwhile.

So meet the future with a hard head and a smile in your heart. It's going to be the best of times and the worst of times.

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