January 4, 2019

Four strange ways climate change can end civilization

1 comment:

Laser said...

Maybe there are 100 strange ways, but why focus on them?

Take a lesson from the folks in TomorrowLand!

Cheers, Tom
English Teacher: Huxley's "Brave New World", Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451", Orwell's "1984": once considered fiction, these futuristic novels are actually happening right now and they seem to be getting worse. Yes, Miss Newton?
Casey Newton: Can we fix it?
English Teacher: Sorry?
Casey Newton: I get things are bad, but what are we doing to fix it?

Casey Newton: There are two wolves and they are always fighting. One is darkness and despair. The other is light and hope. Which wolf wins?
Eddie Newton: Whichever one you feed.

Casey Newton: Even the tiniest of actions can change the future.
Governor Nix: Every day is the opportunity for a better tomorrow.

Casey Newton: What if The Monitor is just a giant pin? But instead of making you think positive, it makes you think negative and it... it's convincing the whole world to feed the wrong wolf. We need to turn that thing off.

Frank Walker: David... The Monitor is acting as an antenna. It isn't just receiving tachyons. It is taking a possible future and...
Casey Newton: And amplifying it, transmitting it, like a feedback loop. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy that's coming from right there. But it's not just showing people the end of the world, it's giving them the idea over and over again until they just accept it! It's a ticking time bomb, and we're the ones that lit the fuse. We still have 58 days to try and change things. But nothing will work as long as that thing is still on.
Nix: Young lady, I'm gonna assume that your knowledge of tachyonic fusion is a little sketchy. Shutting it down is impossible. There is no off.
Casey Newton: I'm telling you what it's doing. Why don't you care?
Frank Walker: Because he's the one that's doing it.

Hugo: Have you ever wondered what would happen, if all the geniuses, the artists, the scientists, the smartest, most creative people in the world decided to actually change it? Where, where could they even do such a thing? They'd need a place free from politics and bureaucracy, distractions, greed - a secret place where they could build whatever they were crazy enough to imagine...

Frank Walker: A year ago, it was all supposed to be over... we shouldn't even be here, but we are. It isn't hard to knock down a big, evil building that's telling everybody that the world's going to end. What is hard... is figuring out what to build in its place, and if we're going to do that... we can't do it alone. We're going to need all of you... Well, Miss Newton. You want to tell our recruiters what they're looking for?
Casey Newton: Dreamers... we are looking for dreamers. Anyone who will feed the right wolf.
Frank Walker: So... go out there and find the ones who haven't given up. They're the future.