Friday, February 02, 2007

If I had a banjo...

"The real revolution will come when people realise the danger we're in," he offers in parting. "I'm not as optimistic as people think I am. I think we have a 50-50 chance of there being a human race in 100 years".
It's not only down-to-earth statements like this which make Pete Seeger, still going strong at 87, a much admired figure here at Obscene Desserts. Pretty much all the rest of them are summed up in this article at the Guardian. (Via, The Virtual Stoa)

2 comments:

Geoff Coupe said...

Oh, I think that there will certainly be Homo sapiens on the planet in 100 years, but the quality of life could well be shit...

J. Carter Wood said...

Well, I'm not so sure about that 'certainly'...and I think Pete's 50-50 odds sound just about right. Though that might just be because I just read an article on James Lovelock's new book and it renewed my enthusiasm for thoroughly apocalyptic thinking.