The Uninhabitable Earth: David Wallace Wells Interviewed

February 25, 2019

Grim but not hopeless.

6 Responses to “The Uninhabitable Earth: David Wallace Wells Interviewed”

  1. neilrieck Says:

    If you want to seeing something a little more grim then watch this. Chris Hedges speaks to journalist and author, Dahr Jamail, about his new book ‘The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption,’ which looks at the climate emergency.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Chris Hedges gets it. You can find many excellent clips on Youtube of Hedges talking about his many excellent books—-“America: The Farewell Tour” is a book that will bring tears to your eyes. Grim does not begin to describe it.

  2. funslinger62 Says:

    If only methane emissions were the sole problem of the beef industry. There is also excessive water use by the industry. That is something that must be reduced significantly to avoid water shortages moving forward.

    Feeding algae to cattle is a good stopgap measure, but we must fully subsidize the lab meat industry. That is the only way we can eat meat guilt free.

  3. Dave Jewett Says:

    He mentions feeding seaweed to cattle, not algae. My question is: Where is all that seaweed going to be grown in the huge mass quantities required to feed all of those cattle?

    • dumboldguy Says:

      The idea is to use seaweed as a supplement in cattle feed, not as the sole food. There is already a lot of seaweed farming going on in the world, much of it destined for human consumption. Can we grow enough seaweed to feed 2 billion more people by 2050 and produce the “meat” that many will want to eat as they get “richer”? Not likely—just another one of those “wishful thinking” ideas that will kick the can down the road until it goes over the cliff

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