Am I too late to read the U.N. Climate Report??
I finally finished reading Moby Dick, so I have an opening in my schedule. (Don’t ask how long it took me, but you can look back in time HERE.) For what it’s worth, there was at least one gap year involved. During the final stretch (whilst I took my turn with Omicron), I was particularly struck by chapter 105, wherein Melville covers evolution and—in the 19th century—how we just might push the whales to extinction someday . . .
The moot point is whether Leviathan can long endure so wide a chase, and so remorseless a havoc; whether he must not at last be exterminated from the waters, and the last whale, like the last man, smoke his last pipe, and then himself evaporate in the final puff.”—Herman Melville, Moby Dick
How freaking relevant is that?? Know what else is still relevant, even though it was released six long months ago? The UN’s “Sixth Assessment Report,” aka the “AR6.”
The report appears to be a lot of other things as well. The few bits I’ve peeked at are smart, direct, and — surprisingly — readable. Read More…