Nobel Prize Winner Sees Climate Disaster Ahead

According to Andy Revkin’s invaluable Dot Earth, Nobel Prize winner F. Sherwood Rowland foresees atmospheric CO2 soaring to the level of 1,000 parts per million, two or three times what most experts (such as James Hansen) consider sustainable, resulting in a disastrously different planet.  

This brings to mind news of the filming of "The Road," the most harrowing apocalyptic novel I have ever read by far, which foresees an unspecified but total natural disaster — the end of the biosphere. The New York Times had a nice piece about that as well recently, with a publicity photo from the filming:

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3 thoughts on “Nobel Prize Winner Sees Climate Disaster Ahead

  1. Kit,

    Critics Will Love THE ROAD, the movie by John Hillcoat which will open Nov. 26.

    And after seeing advance screenings, this is what ”some” critics will say about THE ROAD:

    “A film that glows with the intensity of Hillcoat’s huge gift for movie-making…..Why see this?….Because in its lapidary transcription of the deepest despair short of total annihilation we may ever see on screen, the movie announces the triumph of hope — and love — over nothingness.”
    GUESS WHO WILL SAY THAT?

    And: other critics will write:

    A

    “THE ROAD is a wildly powerful and disturbing movie that exposes whatever black bedrock lies beneath grief and horror. Disaster movies have never felt more physically and spiritually real. Bravo, John Hillcoat!” — GUESS WHO WILL WRITE THAT?

    B

    “The Road is the logical culmination of everything that Cormac McCarthy has written and it’s transformation into a Hollywood movie is nothing short of stunning. You come out of the movie theater a changed person. It’s that powerful!”
    C

    “It’s hard to think of an apocalyptic tale as beautifully and hauntingly filmed as this one. The script possesses a massive, Biblical cadence and Hillcoat unleashes it on his actors with painterly effect. It will grip even the coldest human heart.”

    D

    “Devastating. The human predicament has never been more at home, more eloquent than in the sere, postapoca ash land of THE ROAD the movie. Extraordinarly lovely and sad, a Hollywood classic-to-be.”

    and E:

    “Hillcoast has brilliantly captured the knife edge that fugitives in a hostile world stand on……Amid this Godot-like bleakness on celluloid, the film shares something vital and enduring about the boy’s spirit, his father’s love and the nature of bravery itself. Hollywood doesn’t get much better than this. Be prepared, be very prepared.”

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  2. More and more scientist are coming out against the man made global warming theory. Its finally gotten to the point where they dont have to fear being professionally crucified.

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  3. More and more scientist are coming out against the man made global warming theory. Its finally gotten to the point where they dont have to fear being professionally crucified.

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