CC, just this morning I was listening to an incredible CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) radio show called ‘Ideas’. It’s often too artsy-fartsy for me to handle, but sometimes they have a good science theme, and today’s was one of them.
The episode was about Hubert Reeves, a Canadian born astrophysicist living in France. During the episode, Hubert was lamenting the current terrible state of the world and the poor prospects of changing things for the better in time to save ourselves.
It’s times like that, when a great thinker is pessimistic about the future, when I feel my lowest. I wonder what my kids will be left to deal with, and my grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and on and on and on.
How can I tell my brain-dead friends, who think climate change is a hoax and immigrants are taking over the world, that they are not just wrong, but really, really, really wrong? Is there any way to influence a population that thinks facts are what you ‘feel’ and scientists are deluded liars?
I am someone who has the feeling this ain’t going to end well.