The only constant is change, Joan. You know that as well as I do. What I have to ask ... well are several things:
Yeah, I'm a curious sumbitch, ain't I? [grin!] Neither of us can just sit idly by while the world twists and turns under us. Both of us are dancing in that hurricane, working with what we got, trying to apply negative entropy to a system which doesn't give a rotten damn about either of us. Sure there are some changes that scare me, especially those which are initialized by our 45th ... "president." Those of nature like the dolphins and the tree I simply enjoy for their own value.
That hurricane is going to blow all our lives, Joan. All I want to know is, are you gonna sit in your chair or come over here and kick yer heels with me? And I think we both know the answer to that one!
Well said, Loren.
As you know from my posts Joan, I'm often inundated with current changes and express anxiety and fear. I'm not quite ready for helplessness, though.
From a complex systems perspective, we're in a time of extreme criticality, tipping toward Hothouse Earth conditions possibly within a decade, given all of the new fossil fuel infrastructure investment and emissions increases. But certainly within two on our course. But criticality also means extreme sensitivity to initial conditions, so whatever we do to stop climate destabilization and fascism can have an outsized impact. Every voice will matter for the future.
Joan, using your numbers, have you seen any estimates of how many years a 91% population reduction will take?
By the way, it’s gotta be hell to have a brain that refuses to shut down.