Note — Jun 16, 2019

This Was Misleading & Needs some Caveats

Excellent thread by Jay Owens on that VICE article going on about the ’‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End Within 30 Years.” Have a read for the spot on comments but also for something I’ve been hoping to see more of and have been meaning to do myself; an article linked through Hypothesis with public annotations.

It’s like ppl have understood the basic idea of earth systems being complex & interrelated, & grokked ‘feedback loops’ - but superficially

Working on the basis that every feedback loop is positive (accelerating) & systems will inevitably be wholly coupled. No! These are guesses.

Further reading: Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people?