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While the rest of the world celebrates the 4th of July, I sit here staring at my monitor, listening to Guy McPherson on Global Climate Change

It's my wife's birthday today.

I listen to Guy talking about the human species having been given a terminal diagnosis and it depresses me.

I don't know if this is true or not, but he tells a story about the end of things as we know them, as the planet fries at about 3 degrees higher in the next less than 10 years. He is so confident in his diagnosis of Earth that he has me feeling like, well, I can't express it in a positive light.

It's my wife's birthday and we did celebrate it by going out to have a nice lunch at Long John Silvers and had fish and chips and hush puppies. She enjoyed hers but had filled up on breakfast just 2 hours before. I skipped breakfast until just an hour before and I had a PB&J on oat nut toast with a glass of orange juice. We invited my older brother over and our friend to have cake and ice cream and watch a movie, 'Collateral Beauty' with Will Smith. I went to check my email to find out what our monthly light bill will be before I spend what is left of my money so I can be sure to pay that bill and still have a little left afterwards.

While I do this, I play the YouTube about Guy McPherson's view on the 6th Extinction of Life on planet Earth . He keeps on saying, "Terminal Diagnosis" Why is he trying to make everyone feel like there is no hope for life on the planet and that in less than 10 years from now, it will be the end of everything?

I will go have some cake and spend time with my wife on her birthday. She is 78 today. Life is short, so I want to spend most of my time with her. We have been married over 31 years now. It's been a good life but I am not willing to say goodbye just yet. Let Guy talk all he wants but I will take it One Day at A Time and see what comes next. Maybe God will fix things soon. Maybe I don't need to worry as much and take life less for granted and hope for a better tomorrow for us all.

Be warned, this video is not for the faint of heart:

Guy McPherson: Missouri talk

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MegL wrote on July 5, 2017, 1:06 AM

I prefer not to listen to the doomsayers, not because i don't believe them (though some I do not) but because they are talking about things I cannot fix and if I cannot do something about them, there is no point in depressing myself watching things that are out of my control. Some things (a lot of things) are WITHIN my control, I can do something about them. I can refuse to waste electricity, by turning off unused appliances and lights. I can recycle and re use various items. I can choose not to buy "stuff" I do not need, etc, etc.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 5, 2017, 8:38 AM

That is a good philosophy to live by. I will remain optimistic.