Here then

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18/06/2019 by Carl Reynolds

And as the effects of walking in sunshine fade, and I am cast back into the boredom of work, I prevaricate and procrastinate by chasing the tail of internet links through echiums, to desert islands, to global water currents, to early melting ice and feel numb. And a faint despair. With Trump, the Brexit Party topping the polls and Boris as likely PM, it feels like the end of days. And while I appreciate millennial angst (the old school type, not the marketing code) has been a feature of human hope of a better life since the Gnostics got lost east of Jerusalem, this time there is no clarion calling to the gates of Heaven. We are fucked. See this.

2 thoughts on “Here then

  1. Peter Ratcliff says:

    Carl,
    I don’t suppose you will accept this, and I agree it is all the fault of mankind, but the Bible talks about even greater heat in the end. Perhaps climate warming is supposed to make us think about where we have come from and where we are going and to wake up to the stark reality that the world as we know it will end and that we must then meet our maker.

    In the Bible it says in The Second Epistle of Peter, chapter 3, verses 10-13:

    10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

    11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

    • Well Peter, not what I expected as a reply! And inevitably the sun will one day consume the Earth…about 4 billion years from now. I think humans will have disappeared by then though, so the apocalypse will be experienced by other things with a wit vastly different to ours. But I fear that us apes will see catastrophic change in the next two hundred years. A blip in time, but long for a short lived thing.

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