Hugh Montgomery is a respected physician and scientist who discovered the first gene related to fitness. His side interests apparently include running 100 km ultra marathons, authoring children’s books, and climate change activism.
In this talk he provides a superb big picture summary of the human overshoot predicament.
This was my first exposure to Montgomery and I’m really impressed. He’s intelligent, articulate, and refreshingly direct.
One of his many insightful comments stood out for me:
Without climate change we are in terrible terrible trouble.
If you add in climate change our situation becomes absolutely desperate.
But wait, there’s more.
Montgomery does not mention the depletion of affordable oil, nor our (related) rapidly growing debt bomb.
So I’m wondering, what adjective comes after “absolutely desperate”?
In the Q&A session Montgomery confides that he thinks civilization is done and laments that we are not fighting to survive.
Where are the adults?