Take a minute of your time and go read Michael E. Mann interview of the Guardian today. Well worth your time:

Money quotes: "Any time you are told a problem is your fault because you are not behaving responsibly, there is a good chance that you are being deflected from systemic solutions and policies. [...] Doom-mongering has overtaken denial as a threat and as a tactic. [...] if people believe there is nothing you can do, they are led down a path of disengagement."

And, of course, the toot above should have read "in" the Guardian. 🤦‍♂️

>...a false notion that an Arctic methane bomb will cause runaway warming and extinguish all life on earth within 10 years. This is completely wrong. There is no science to support that.
The idea that it will "extinguish all life on earth" is of course ridiculous, but any realistic scenario needs to consider the fact that evaporating methane will certainly be a factor, and once it's set off (if it isn't already) it will continue regardless of what we do.

@mithrandir @ParadeGrotesque

Loss of methane from the permafrost has worried me since I first learned it was happening 25 years ago. Of course the rate of loss has accelerated markedly since then. But there really are people who are peddling these Apocalypse scenarios in which it's not worth trying to do anything because DOOOOOOM is already upon us.

@publius @ParadeGrotesque quite whack.
Why cannot it be, that such things are merely more reason to do something NOW?

@ParadeGrotesque That first quote is one I wish I could engrave in stone and mount it on a mantle.

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