I’ve been reading Kim Stanley Robinson’s trilogy on global climate change, which I heard about in an engaging interview on Tech Nation. It’s hard to be immersed in that world of sudden, violent storms and weather triggered by climate change and not imagine that every storm we have isn’t a harbinger of much, much worse things to come. But I remind myself that although much, much worse things are indeed on the way, a bit of wind and rain is normal.

Then I see things like the big melt in Antarctica, thank you very much Tim, and I snap back into the-sky-is-falling mode. Worrying about the coming global shitstorm.

So Tim. As part of your CGS news blackout, I suggest that you do not read these books. A pity, since they’re good.