Ya, he kind of went overboard.
His divorce was finalized in the middle of it all, so he wasn’t exactly running on all 8 cylinders at the time.
He was one of those guys who engineer worst case scenarios and then fix them, he saw the worst and ran with it.

But like so many doom and gloomers who are looking at economic crashes, and every other issue right now, he’s in good company.

As to the rest, not my child.
But he’s gotten better over the last 15 years.