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Extinction Dialogs: How to Live With Death In Mind

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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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Reid
May 22, 2017 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
Victoria
May 05, 2015 rated it liked it
brb too busy trying not to panic
P.S. Carrillo
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Anthony Gerst
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An excellent book for dealing with the issue of Near Term Extinction event brought about by anthropocentric activities. The calthrate gun is close to going off and we are past the methane tipping point regarding land-based emissions.
Bart Everson
Oct 18, 2016 marked it as partially-read
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
João Abegão
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
The only part that really matters for me is Chapter 2, which is a quick guide for the science of Abrupt Climate Change that I want to evaluate. The rest seems too much like a new found religion.
Edmund
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Not for the faint of heart, as the title implies, but eminently worth reading.
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