Well, would you?— WWF UK (@wwf_uk)August 18, 2014
It’s obvious we have to reduce our emissions and polluting of the planet, reduce our waste of energy & resources and ffs PLANT MORE TREES. But the IPCC climate models (and ridiculous flaws in their report) make me want better science before we try radical plans like carbon capture. And large swathes of the globe are burning more fossil fuels than they did before and we seem powerless to stop them (or morally on dodgy ground considering our own industrial revolution).
I’m glad to say my own country, Scotland, is a world leader in investment and installation of renewable energy - wind, wave, tidal, hydro etc (although that is at odds with the zeal with which we suck as much fossil fuels out of the North Sea and Atlantic as possible). But I guess we invest some of that profit back. It’s something I suppose.
I still intuitively feel that ultimately our fate will be decided by the ouput of our Sun, given the climate flux that has always been a part of the life of the earth - so many times the climate would NOT have supported humanity, it may go that way again in spite of our activities.
Future for humanity could be either nailing fusion and creation of resources directly by manipulating that energy - clean and efficient, pollution free - or journeying to the stars, developing dyson spheres and terraforming other planets.
All we, as individuals can do, is live as ecologically as possible and hope for the best.