My optimism is not for the near term. In the next century we may see deaths in the billions. Sort of an enforced restriction of carbon emissions by a single species. It's not going to be pretty.

There are paths we can take in the short term which might make this easier but conservative policy will simply not allow them. Even half a million deaths in the US from covid has not convinced people that the threat is real. Even with rising seas and devastating weather events they are not convinced climate change is real. Even with landfills and the seas choked with plastic pollution no one is serious about fixing the problem. Because it would cost more to use degradeable or recyclable products.


Good coffee, good weed, and time on my hands...