I’ve been watching and listening to Guy McPherson for the last few years, but I’ve rarely recommended him to others, because his conclusions — on a scale from “EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE FINE” at one end to “KISS YOUR ASS GOODBYE” at the other — are at the KYAGB end. But now I hear that credible climate scientists are taking his ideas seriously enough to critique them. Thom Hartmann interviews McPherson here (12 min, skip ad after 4):
McPherson quotes Albert Bartlett as saying, “The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”
And McPherson adds, “We’re beyond the linear with respect to climate change.”
McPherson thinks we’ve “already fired the methane hydrate gun.”
Here’s my response to his message:
G’mornin’ this beautiful spring day! Aren’t the budding flowers … beautiful? I’m not asking this ironically or sarcastically, but with complete sincerity. It’s the only way that I can respond to McPherson’s message at this particular moment.
Later in the day — when I’m fully awake — I’ll think again about how to work on the problem, with others.