When you think about civilization or climate, it’s best to think in terms of 1000 years or more. Imagine staring at earth 14 thousand years ago. The earth was greening and the long warm age was slowly beginning. There’s irrefutable evidence that a prehistoric worldwide civilization flourished back then. But this prehistoric worldwide civilization got slammed with a severe deep freeze 12900 years ago, and about 1000 years later they got slammed again by a severe heat wave and mega flood 11600 years ago. That mega-flood wiped out all civilization for thousands of years. Whenever there’s a extreme planetary thawing or freezing there’s earthquakes. That freezing and melting from 11600 to 12800 killed half the life on earth. They call it the Younger Dryas Mass Extinction.
This means that civilization has already collapsed once before 11600 years ago. Civilization is collapsing right now, we aren’t taking it well. We are on course for destroying earth in endless wars for water, food, gas and oil. All this talk of greener pastures in the face of our reality is just that, talk. Equatorial urban centers are exploding in populations, shortages and violence. We cannot have a progressive neo-con world. Gas is not a bridge to a green energy world as we know and understand it to be. We can’t have our cake and eat it to. If we try, our cake will eat us. The way we grow food is killing earth and us. We cannot change in time to stop the last destruction of a world civilization. We cannot save ourselves now even if we really wanted, it’s too late. That’s why we accept false assurances. Imma gonna git drunk.
P.S. – Jack Kirby was King.