Dear Jonny, Global Warming?
What do you think about this global warming business?
I think it exists to a far lesser degree than many experts claim. But that’s not really the point. That it exists at all is merely one more indication that human beings are recklessly poisoning their host planet to – in terms of human years – a fast approaching point of no return. While the earth is certainly a tough, resilient mechanism, mankind has, for quite some time, taken a run at killing it off with swift, focused, indifferent efficiency. We excel at destroying things (trees, oceans, ozones, each other, etc). And we aren’t going to change. Destruction and consumption are intrinsic to our natures, so the human activities such as deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels, which have, in part, led to global warming, should come as no surprise. The majority of humans are both lazy and subconsciously fatalistic, and therefore have no desire to make the fundamental lifestyle changes necessary to reduce worrisome phenomena such as ozone depletion; things which serve as ostentatious clues on our path toward an eventual widespread wipe-out that will, if you really think about it, be a great sigh of relief to the entire planet. It’s a very dumb, Shakespearean-like show.