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Sorry, Greta Thunberg.
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Tragedy is like strong acid – it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
– D.H. Lawrence
Abrupt climate change leading to near term human extinction is a tragedy. Let us develop this drama step by step to dis-cover the gold.
Since ancient Greek drama tragedies follow a special plot.
Shakespearean tragedies follow these rules too. I’ll take Macbeth as an example.
Similarity (Mac…) to actual persons is purely coincidental.
I must admit, the headline was luridly worded.
Jan Wyllie‘s little story will sound quite harmless. But hear it as a story how climate change can harm us – you and me. Abrupt climate change will harm us all – faster than expected – and maybe from an unexpected direction.
Abrupt Climate Change!
While I am recording this episode in July 2018 everywhere on the globe we are witnessing extreme weather events. For months it is really hot and dry in Germany.
On a dog walk again. Akela has an injured paw. I am walking and talking about the schizophrenic summer 2018 in Germany. It seems that everybody likes it to go out sit and drink a coffee or eat an ice cream. Only the farmers begin to talk about an emergency situation.
How do you like my new podcast format, just walking and talking?
Still my purpose is this:
I want to support people, who are brave to face the collapse of our biosphere, to be aware how precious life is and not to be alone.
So I have accepted the challenge to talk English in a free and I hope more fluent way. And I didn’t edit the recording. So you’ll hear all my “hms” and “ähs”. But I guess that disturbs me more than you.