I thought the interview with Dan Kammen was quite interesting. It was interesting to hear that about how social media plays a role in our understanding of phenomena including climate change and how people with different background apply the knowledge they have to understanding climate change. I think the most shocking part was to hear about Venice and the dark future for the city. The analogy of using "half an aspirin to treat a fever" was jarring. I was unaware that Venice will likely be destroyed or will cost "hundreds of billions" to save. It is interesting to use monetary values to quantify climate change. It seems to be a way that easily translates the danger of climate change.
If I were interviewing Dan, I would have asked about his predictions of the future. Will climate change lead to great disasters or will species evolve to the new climate and continue to live as they have for the past hundreds of thousands of years. My personal thoughts are that if a solution is not found, climate change will cause mass destruction, but after there will be a period of healing and a cycle of destruction and healing will continue until we humans (or any species) are advanced enough to explore the universe and find other planets to inhabit. I would be curious to hear Dan's thoughts.
I found it very interesting when you discuss how the cycle of healing may only be temporary after the destruction. It may serve as a bandaid but will not create real change until we find other planets to inhabit or other locations. I also found it interesting when Kammen said to use "half an aspirin to treat a fever" as an analogy to our approach to climate.