In 1989 David Susuki gave a lecture on global warming called 'Lets stop this madness'. David said we had a 10 year window to turn things around. Thirty years later, the dystopian future he predicted - glaciers disappearing, melting permafrost, drought and wildfire consuming the forests - has become our reality.
And the madness still has not ended. Since the Paris summit to reduce greenhouse gases, global banks have pumped 2 trillion dollars into new fossil fuel projects. And the U S has elected a president who dismisses the evidence for climate change as false news.
Trump is one type of climate change denier. Paul Hawkin, who owns the Drawdown brand, is another. He says his list of 100 `cost effective and practical` ways to reduse greenhouse gases can reverse global warming by 2050. To claim this he has had to deny the accumulating evidence that we are all doomed.
So, what can we do? During the Black Death pandemic that killed 60% of Europe's population, the survivors waited their turn to die by using their inheritance to party. I plan to do the same, and enjoy life while our planet still supports it. Because we are on a runaway train that is never coming back.
By the way, dismantling the economic system that has us dancing at the edge of the abyss did not make Hawkin's top one hundred. And the free range dogs stressing out our shore birds, they are not on his list either.