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Extinction Dialogs: How to Live With Death In Mind
Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind is a candid conversation between Guy McPherson and Carolyn Baker. The text addresses the scientific research regarding abrupt climate change as well as how humans who grasp the likelihood of near-term human extinction can prepare emotionally and spiritually for the demise of many species on Earth, including ours. Synthesiz ...more
Kindle Edition, 98 pages
Published October 23rd 2014 by Tayen Lane Publishing
(first published August 25th 2014)
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May 22, 2017 Reid rated it really liked it · review of another edition
I'm afraid my Spidey fears tell me this guy is way more right than wrong. Exponential change is coming and a 4 degrees Celsius, 7 degrees Fahrenheit increase in average global temperatures seems inevitable and way more than devastating, it's Hell on what was once Earth. This guy predicts thorough devastation by 2030 (our lifetime) due to dozens of feedback effects that will all enhance each other and result in extinction of Homo sapiens this century if not by mid century. "Farewell and adieu to ...more
I am giving this courageous book only four stars because it is so deeply disturbing that any great praise could only label me sadistic. Necessary reading, it is, but maybe blissful ignorance for a while longer would be kinder. I have followed Guy McPherson's work for only a few months and it has led me to investigate other scientists with similar if not more urgent warnings about the impending collapse of the environment as we depend upon it. My only advice, since I am well into middle age and d ...more
Not what I expected. I thought this book was about confronting the fact that we are living through a major extinction event. (See The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History) It is that, in part, but its more central focus is confronting something called near-term human extinction. That's right, the authors believe the human race will be extinct in a decade or two. Kind of a shocker. I ended up only skimming the book. I'm skeptical of this premise, but this book is not aimed at convincing me. The ...more
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“We are all robustly defended against the very bad news regarding catastrophic climate change. We prefer to hear the soporifics of President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency, which “reassure” us that the United States is going to take dramatic action to fight it. Go back to sleep, no worries, we’re doing something about it. You breathe a sigh of “relief” and think that maybe your grandchildren will have a future. Maybe the human species will continue a bit longer—or a lot longer. Meanwhile, what is so easy to miss in Guy’s twenty or so pages of climate science documentation is that the implications are so immediate, so momentous, that the real issue is not your grandchildren’s future, but yours!”More quotes…