There Are No Non Radical Futures

solarpunk pol

published 2024-01-07 16:09

updated 2024-01-07 17:04

Climate Change is set to be the most important challenge humanity will face. In fact, it's looking more and more like it'll become our Fermi Filter.

It's not going to be a sudden collapse. Things are going to slowly just get worse. Food prices will continue to increase, while specific ingredients availability will no longer be taken for granted. Larger and larger "natural" catastrophes, with more and more people displaced, missing, or just dead. You still go to work, you still pay rent. The numbers begin to lose their meaning. They no longer are totally accurate either, as we lose the ability to keep track of it all. Data-centres get shut down when priced out of electricity, or worse and more likely, researchers get priced out of using them. Records are already consistently shattered year on year, every season continues to cause problems with our environment we could not have foreseen.

It's hard for me to write about this. It's not useful to "imagine" horrible futures. To map out the nightmare world we're binding ourselves to. I mean that We personally. This is all going to happen within my life time. The next 40 odd years. There's no reason to Borrow Grief from the Future though. The Present is enough.

It also doesn't help that I have a contriversial take on what the solution looks like.