Kurt on climate change

America has produced humorists, literary giants and all and I think Kurt Vonnegut must be included in that pantheon. In A man without a country, he writes

I don’t know if there are men on the moon, but if there are, they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.

He continues to write

We are killing this planet as a life support system with the poisons [] and practically nobody cares. I think the planet’s immune system is trying to get rid of us with AIDS and new strains of flu and tuberculosis and so on. I think the planet should get rid of us.

But it is the epitaph that I find most beautiful

The good Earth- we could have saved it, but we were too damn cheap and lazy.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

16 thoughts on “Kurt on climate change

  1. judyt54 says:

    More and more these days I find myself glad to be at the farther end of the age spectrum, rather than seeing this all at the age of 25 or 30…
    we do our bit, both of us, and that’s all we can do.
    I got my wish, I wanted to be able to view the start of the unraveling, I just hope Im gone by the time it gets ugly.

    Climate change, for good or ill, will be the least of anyone’s problems.

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  2. My concern is this crazy weather and the storms that are only strengthening the older I get. Not to mention, the volcano eruptions. Like JudyT54, I’m glad that I’m on the older end of the spectrum. I want to be gone before we’re all wiped out by some bizarre weather pattern.


  3. renudepride says:

    The epitaph explains it all! I agree with you wholeheartedly, my Kenyan brother! Naked hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


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