David French at NRO alerted us to this article by Roy Scranton, a professor at Notre Dame, in the NYT. Roy’s title is Raising My Child In A Doomed World. Really, we are not making this up. David does a nice job calming folks down and reminding us that suicide is not the proper reaction to climate change. You should read all both David, to see a reasonable response, and Roy to see what at least some of the climate folks seem to believe.
In case you don’t we will give you a taste. Roy has just had a daughter and he is worried about climate change although his book mentioned in his introduction, we haven’t read it, is essays on war and climate change. The section we found most interesting was this:
To stop emitting waste carbon completely within the next five or 10 years, we would need to radically reorient almost all human economic and social production, a task that’s scarcely imaginable, much less feasible. It would demand centralized control of key economic sectors [why just limit yourself to key sectors], enormous state investment in carbon capture and sequestration and global coordination on a scale never before seen,
Again, you should really read the whole thing to see that the above quote is not unusual. Roy appears to believe that the only possible solution is 1984. Roy is worried that he has doomed his daughter to live on a dystopian planet and his plan is to ensure that she does.
We hope that Roy’s daughter will never endure the government he suggests.