Adios, Amoebas

OK, so we’re doomed. That sucks. And what’s more, we knew about it. And weren’t prepared to fix it. Bummer.

The recently completed APEC (OPEC?) meeting included that really big result on climate change, the “aspirational target”. Boy, I wish I could apply this concept to all aspects of life.

For instance, paying my tax, to pay for these useful APEC meetings. I wish that was an aspirational target. That would be great.

Aspirational targets are surely one of the more ridiculous ideas thought up by our impressive “leaders” that run the country. Even Alexander Downer commented on this, until his own party started espousing the idea.

In case you’re not aware of the idea behind an aspirational target, it’s a way of pretending to do something. Make up a number and say, “Let’s aim for that”, but there’s no obligation to reach it. You don’t have to do anything else.

I have an aspirational target of giving $500 to every person who replies to this entry. Let’s see how that works out.

With this kind of action on climate change set to continue, it’s clear that we are not going to make any of the necessary targets that could save us from runaway climate change. Which means, we’re doomed. We might as well, party like it’s 1999, and after that, swim out past the breakers, and watch the world die.

That’s my new life plan.

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