Mailbag: Wishful Thinking

Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another

~ Jalal Talabani


Jack writes. He never thought he’d die. Surely I don’t believe what I write.

I respond, for reasons completely unclear to me. I try to be kind, even to people unwilling to use an online search engine.

I sure hope you are wrong.

That makes two of us. Probably closer to 7.6 billion of us.

I’ve been watching your videos last few days. So you think it could be this summer or next summer?

Of course. A paper in the very conservative refereed journal literature projected an ice-free Arctic in 2016 plus or minus 3 years.

The ice is now very thin and fragile. Turns out there are negative consequences associated with the use of fossil fuels.

All the pics and videos I see, there is lots of ice.

Keep looking at those ones. It’ll make you feel better than studying ice thickness and ice volume.

Oh i’m sure. But I’m sure it’s being hid from us. So we don’t all just quit.

Quit what? My message inspires people to act.

Quit living. Didn’t you say that would speed things up?
Then people would start rioting

My message inspires people to act. I hear it every day.

The US military murders people every day to ensure our privileged lives. Riots happen all over the world as one result.

You might want to read my freely available work before you leap to unsupported conclusions.

I’m not a very smart man. I’ve had brain surgery back in 2008. I can work a normal job with some issues. I appreciate your time.

I’m sorry to learn that. And I’m sorry to be the purveyor of bad news.

Its all good. Please keep posting videos. I’ll try to keep up.


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