I’m not really an environmentalist. I’m just an irritable person who worries about climate change because I hate the idea of my kids living in a hot world where the mosquitoes are in charge and a/c is outlawed.
I started this blog a few years ago, back when I felt optimistic about supporting an effort to find pragmatic solutions to environmental issues. That was dumb.
Then: I’m going to save the planet with a blog and call myself an environmentalist!
Now: Holy hell. What a clusterfuck.
Let’s just say there are a lot of people with a lot of different opinions on how to grow corn and keep the lights on. They all have pretty charts and scientific studies and they all are very sure that they are right about everything. I’m still a supporter of ecomodernism which is an environmentalism that acknowledges the seriousness of climate change while centering human welfare in its approach, but I’m way out of my depth in the climate change argument.
Even if I weren’t though, the election of Donald Trump has changed everything. Human progress and equality are no longer something we can take for granted plus Trump seems hell bent on ending the world through environmental destruction or nuclear war. He’s an angry little brat who wants to light some shit on fire and watch it burn.
Now: I’m going to save the world with a blog and make Donald Trump cry!
2020: That was dumb.
Hopefully though, things will get better and I can get back to the optimism I felt when I read these words:
“A manifesto to use humanity’s
extraordinary powers in service of creating
a good Anthropocene.”