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So, we will all die

Sometimes it puts in a sense of the word. One that is often popping up in the me, goes something like this: We are chugging along, without ever stopping to ask ourselves what it would be like to live in a world that is the realistic outcome of our actions. Those are the words of Helena Granströms ”What once was”, and has stuck to that so well captures our era's indiscretion.

you will get to see every now and then to ask yourself what is the likely outcome of your behaviour? And to set the key, the supplementary question is: how would it be like to live in the kind of world in which your way of life will lead to?

no, I guess not. I don't blame you, the only thing that we can know when we are making predictions, that is, the switch is wrong. However, it is at least worth a try, and turns to Jonathan Jeppsson with her new book ”Eight steps toward the edge of the precipice. The future of life on this planet”.

the Recurring influenza pandemics. The lack of food. The lack of water. Domestic violence.

Jeppsson, who is the chief news editor for the newspaper Aftonbladet, describe the biting kvällstidningsprosa of what can be expected in the current century, if we are – as seems likely – to follow the path that we have embarked upon. With the support of a range of research reports and studies-walk he was, by the end of the decade, ahead of time. The short, focused chapters-fed, he is the most likely impacts of climate change: the Melting of the glaciers. Sea-level rise. The collapse of the marine life. The periodic influenza pandemics. The lack of food. The lack of water. Domestic violence.

I understand that, Jonathan, Jeppsson, has decided to cut down on one of the tårtbiten after the other, there is no alternative. But how do the various processes interact? What is the trigger to the first element of the second and the third? The most relevant are, after all, the net effect, and it is impossible to predict. Here, the reach of science and, thus, sakprosan the limit, and maybe it's just a fiction that can take out of it.

even though it is a little unreasonable in the nature of the project, and, in spite of a capsize to the siffertunga way, it's hard not to be strongly affected by the ”Eight-step towards the abyss”, and in the face of the suffering that our current behavior is to lay a solid foundation for it.

do we really Have the right to have a child?

the Most interesting is the book's conclusion. In Jeppsson up the more urgent of the aspects of the environment, otherwise, on the basis of some vague beröringsskräck this is discussed far too little. Do we really have the right to have a child? Is it justifiable to continue to fly and to do some shopping, if freedom means to do whatever you want, as long as no-one else is being harmed? And what is the solution when in fact it does not exist any other solution to this? It is high time that we start to pick at the wound.

the Reader may also follow the progress of a 25-year-old familjetragedi there on on on. Even though her brother's death, not climate change in and of itself, " explains, perhaps, the Jeppssons momentum as much as possible, to see things as they are and not as we would like them to be. The future may very well hang on our ability to open the eyes, put the word out on what the hell it is we're doing.

What is the realistic outcome of our actions?

the Mass.

But, as Jonathan Jeppsson, notes: ”Climate change is up to you and me and everything we do.”

Fiona Uddenfeldt is a writer.
JONATHAN JEPPSSON

the Eight-step towards the edge of the precipice. The future of life on the planet.

Harpercollins, 334 pp.

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