I’m about three quarters of the way through my students’ finals right now, moving into the last (half) week of classes. Starting the 6th, I’ll be off to explore Southern China for a month and a half with my buddy Chris. I’ll have a post about my plans up before I go and continued posts throughout the trip, some pre-written by myself, and others written by friends.
This week, though, something a little more serious. This past week I’ve been reading about recent developments in climate science and policy, as well as developments in robotics and IT. I’m still thinking about it, but so far one thing is clear: we’re headed for an uncertain, fast-changing future that will in all likelihood lack the social stability that we have enjoyed for the past few hundred years.
My next post will be a synthesis of all of this information, explaining how global warming will contribute to instability in the immediate future and why it’s in your own best interest to find your sense of urgency and fight climate change now.
For now, this video has a few logical breakdowns and inconsistencies, but I think is a good point from which to start this discussion. Give it a watch here: