Sunday, March 11, 2007

bring it on...

There's a general view that Global Heating has to be a bad thing. Globally of course it will be, and if runaway warming kicks in (probably on a 2 degree C rise) we'll all be fucked, but if you think of it as climate bands shifting northwards then for the UK it may well be, in the short to medium term, a good thing. Warmer winters, hotter summers, a rebirth of the UK seaside holiday, the final lifting of the dour 50s socialist mentality ... that's a good thing isn't it?
And if the Gulf Stream shuts down then perhaps the Scottish ski industry will take off, if only for 50 years or so.
Or course those tossers living at sea level will lose their homes etc, but surely these days that's their fault anyway. No-one can say they haven't been warned.
Climate Change is a global problem on a huge scale, but on a country to country basis some will be winners and some will be losers. Peak Oil will solve the emissions problem, and over 200 years everything should settle back down in a pleasant and worthwhile world, with a much smaller population, no pollution, steam trains, nice work and plenty of time for friends and family. And the final death of pointless consumerism and 'celebrity' culture, something surely all of us would wish for ...

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