June 4th, 2009

Was surprised

... that there was a political headline on the news on 5 Live, I thought that convention was that they said 'there are elections taking place today with the polls closing at x p.m. and now a story about bunnies'.
Still, they were talking about football on the 'breakfast phone-in' (otherwise known as we have saved money by removing the lunchtime news and added an hour of wittering), this confirming the theory that football exists to give men something to talk about apart from politics.

Mr Weasel's Big Poll Of Ecodoom

Poll #1411053 The big poll of ecodoom

I expect civilisation as we know in to have, in 50 years

survived
15(65.2%)
collapsed due to climate OMFGWAGTDBBQ
1(4.3%)
collapsed due to energy shortage (overall or readily transportable)
1(4.3%)
collapsed due to the technological singularity
0(0.0%)
survived in some sense but not as we know it due to the singularity
2(8.7%)
collapsed due to some other reason (stated below or in comments)
4(17.4%)

Other reason for collapse?

Over the timescale of 50 years I expect climate change

To have made little impact due to there not being much of it
2(8.7%)
To have made little impact due to ingenious mitigation strategies
2(8.7%)
To have made the world considerably shittier for the world's poorer inhabitants
19(82.6%)
To have wiped out billions of the world's poorer inhabitants
0(0.0%)
To have lead to the collapse of civilisation except in small pockets
0(0.0%)
To have turned the world into a Venus like inferno
0(0.0%)

I believe that the generally excepted mathematical models of climate change

Are accurate
15(71.4%)
Are coincidentally right (models wrong, conclusions right)
3(14.3%)
Are accidentally wrong
3(14.3%)
Are deliberately wrong just like in that nice Mr Creighton's novel
0(0.0%)

Bad-ass geoengineering solutions for climate change

Will not be necessary
0(0.0%)
Will be tried and fail
8(34.8%)
Will not be tried for political reasons
9(39.1%)
Will not be tried due to needing energy we don't have
4(17.4%)
Will succeed
2(8.7%)