What’s the worst that could happen?

Interesting video about climate change.

Yes, it’s nearly ten minutes long, but it’s worth watching … hey! what’s the worse that could happen?

Basically, he looks at the options if current theories about global climate change are correct or incorrect, and maps them against the options of whether we either do something about it or do nothing.

The “do something” column wins every time, because if it’s true and we do something about it then it’s a happy ending. If it’s not true but we still do something about it then the worst is that we’re globally out of pocket for a few years.

If we do nothing and climate change doesn’t happen then we’re happy. But if we do nothing and climate change does happen then … well, game over.

But what can I do, practically right now? (Other than unplug my house from the national grid.)

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

2 thoughts on “What’s the worst that could happen?”

  1. Plug your house back in, with added extra wind-turbine and solar panels. 🙂

    I’m a bit of a believer in `you use it, you produce it’. Would love to see what would happen if someone were to suggest sticking a bunch of windfarms in Hampshire and inside the M25.

  2. I was thinking about this again this morning. I reckon that those in power probably do realise what is the worst that could happen.

    But therein lies the problem: they are in power, and don’t want to relinquish any of that power, regardless of the environmental consequences.

    I was reading yesterday that in a survey it showed that people would more readily move house than move banks. I reckon it’s the same here: they’re rather the earth was wasted than they give up their four years (or whatever) of power. It’s really sad.

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