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More than anything else I am a mathematical systems engineer, and all my life I have studied how complex systems are both far more resilient and far more prone to catastrophe than people expect from "every day" reality.

My constant point has been, is, and well remain the INSANITY of not taking simple prudential steps to lessen the probability of a systemic catastrophe. The most likely of such catastrophes are those where linkages between climate and human culture turn out very very badly.

About twenty years ago simple, long term cheap, prudential steps were just within reach. You know, an inconvenience that would radically reduce the chance of humans going on an unpredictable and very expensive climatic roller coaster ride. No longer possible, as the roller coaster is now cresting the first hill.

And the same voices still speak against prudential reason. I hear those voices arguing for the prudential necessity of a huge armed force, but, hmmm......

As to investments. Well, gold is useful for some prudential stuff, but far better than gold is to live in a resilient locale.

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