Things are getting away from us. What do we do about tomorrow? Florida will become hotter, as will everyplace else, and then why wouldn’t the toads move north? At the moment, the lighted scoreboard seems to read: advantage toads.
This article makes me think that flora and fauna may be able to evolve at the rate of climate change (or maybe not)
Now, you could take a very rose-tinted view of this and ask why we care about the environment. Species will adapt to it. That’s what you’re showing. Well, the answer is, most species won’t adapt. Some will, but most won’t, and that’s why cities aren’t full of giraffes, and elephants, and many other animals. They can’t adapt to our surroundings, so they haven’t adapted. But by studying the evolutionary process going on in cities, it’s a great opportunity to understand what determines whether one species can make it and another won’t, and what we might do to promote the persistence of these species
Paul Kingsnorth (author of Uncivilization) says this:
People often call me dystopian. They think, “This guy says the apocalypse is coming and there’s nothing we can do, so we should all have a party.” I like a party as much as the next man, but that’s not the point I’m making. I’m saying we should be honest about what’s happening and not entertain fantasies about how we can turn it around with, for example, global governance. How does that focus your mind? Where does that leave you? What do you do? Dark Mountain starts with those questions.