There are two futures for the Earth. One is where there is insufficient ‘dark matter’ and the expansion of the universe continues ad infinitum. In this case the Sun will – in around 5000 million years – expand out to Venus and then collapse and cool, and the temperature of the Earth will move and settle at a stable -273.15 degrees Celsius – absolute zero. It would then remain at this stable climate for the rest of eternity.
The other future is that there is sufficient ‘dark matter’ and the expansion of the universe is halted and reversed and the matter of the universe forms a new singularity with extremely high temperatures (having endured the expansion and collapse of the Sun as above).
Both futures are not conducive to life, although at least with the latter there could be another big bang and ultimately life would evolve again.
As an aside, is the definition of a budget balance now equal to a deficit of $273.15 billion?
Now the Chief Justice of the NSW Land and Environment Court, Brian Preston, like so many of his fellow travellers, seems to think that activities that emit carbon dioxide should be banned. Since all animal life emit CO2, is he proposing to ban breathing too? Endangered species emit CO2 – if saving the planet is more important than saving a species surely we must encourage extinction?
But what are we preserving the planet for, if not for life? Life creates and emits CO2, yet we want to ban CO2 emissions leading to a conundrum. Effectively the Greens are saying we should control the amount of life on the planet. Not by some invisible hand, but by a UN cabal. And a cabal which doesn’t wear hairshirts but continues to enjoy a high emission lifestyle while condemning the majority of the population to serfdom. Is this the future they strive for – a return to pre-enlightenment days when a small elite enjoyed an expensive lifestyle while the vast majority slave away in poverty to appease the climate god? Inequality was much, much greater in those baleful days.
And can’t we learn from history about attempts to control human populations that have been tried from time to time all ending in disaster. We are witnessing yet more hubris by those who pretend to know and can control the climate. Whether it be genocide or eugenics the results are equally vile and evil.