|Baking in my new hemp apron, made by my sister-in-law. Toque is my improvised hair net,|
plus it is cold out and we keep our thermostat set low. I'm enjoying myself - really.
Lovelock considers green lifestyles to be "ostentatious grand gestures", supports nuclear power, and thinks humanity is pretty much done for. He is injecting a bit of debate into discussions of what we want our future to look like. If we have a future at all.
The 94 year old predicts that in 20 years the effects of climate change are going to make us wish we had started to tackle the green house gas problem back in the 60s. According to this scientist (and many others) we are headed for catastrophic changes regardless of what we do going forward.
Lovelock's advise? "Enjoy life while you can."
This morning I interpreted that as: "Make cinnamon buns".
|Droolalicious cinnamon rolls rising.|
More accurately, it is magic aided by 5 minutes of vigorous kneading by hand.
This time around my bread dough was made with whole ingredients I had available. A combo of rye, unbleached, and whole wheat flour. Added in was crushed flax, wheat germ and bran. Also a bit of molasses, sea salt, and about a cup of left over Cream of Wheat porridge from breakfast.
I used the same dough for everything, and ended up with three loaves of fresh bread and nine sticky cinnamon buns.
|Cinnamon buns with raisins and walnuts ready for eating.|
While the scientist may not enjoy my simple, eco-conscious lifestyle, I am quite sure he would enjoy my baking.
What if Lovelock is right and we do only have 20 'normal' years left before the planet kicks our butts all the way to an 80% reduction in global population? How will you enjoy life while you can?