Biggest jump ever seen in global warming gases, 11/3/2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world’s efforts are at slowing man-made global warming. The new figures for 2010 mean that levels of greenhouse gases are higher than the worst case scenario outlined by climate experts just four years ago.
When I read this story, part of me told myself, “Okay, this is a setback, but everything’s going to be okay.” The other part of me wanted to drive home, get into bed, and hide under the covers for the rest of my life. You don’t have to be a scientist to know that this news does not bode well for the Earth.
Between the unprecedented weather phenomena, financial crises, and worldwide social unrest, I am becoming more and more concerned about the 2012 prophecy. However, I’ve pretty much always been afraid of it since I heard about the Web Bot that uses algorithms to predict major world events. In a nutshell, the Web Bot predicted 9/11, along with lots of other things, and it also predicts a disaster in 2012. Yes, maybe the Mayans also knew what they were talking about with their calendar, but I believe the computer. That said, this leaves me with one thought: I WILL NOT SURVIVE A MAJOR WORLD CATASTROPHE. And that worries me.
I’ve read The Road. I’ve played Fallout 3. If my future is going to involve wandering the wasteland and warding off cannibalistic factions while trying to scrounge for canned goods and clean water, it’s not going to be good.
It’s hard to even comprehend a true doomsday, where something happens that will actually affect my life enough that I will, say, not have to go to work anymore, not have to pay a mortgage, and either live in a tent or hole up in my house and simply work on the art of survival. But the more I think about it, the more I know that I ain’t dealing with that shit. I’ll check out early before I go head to head with a cannibal, or even a crazy, armed civilian trying to steal the rest of my canned Beefaroni.
In the meantime, let’s all try to stay positive, shall we?