The End of the World, Part 2

“We are not going to get through this without taking a lot of casualties, if we get through it at all” 

Gwynne Dyer, Climate Wars

“I can say with some confidence that we’re losing the fight, badly and quickly – losing it because, most of all, we remain in denial about the peril that human civilization is in.”

Bill McKibben, environmentalist and founder of 350.org

“Imagine a giant asteroid on a direct collision course with Earth. That is the equivalent of what we face now, yet we dither.”

Dr. James Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

It’s probably already too late. Humanity may survive, but if it does, it will be in a very different world, with a very different level of civilization. It won’t be the flooding of coastal cities and islands that kills people. That happens relatively gradually, and populations will be evacuated first. It will be the starvation caused by a massive decrease in food production coupled with an increase in overall population. It will be the exponential increase of climate-related diseases. And it will be the political repercussions of climate change, namely war.

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The End of the World, Part 1

And as things fell apart nobody paid much attention.

Talking Heads

Perhaps humanity deserves the extinction hurtling toward it. The greedy corporate executives that knowingly poison the planet. They are guilty of murder. Their employees who have sacrificed their grandchildren and ours for a job. They are guilty of manslaughter. The corrupt politicians who know the science but are willingly silenced by energy industry “donations.” They are accessories to murder. The journalists who neglect the truth in favour of faux “objectivity” and “balance,” and the ordinary citizens who would rather watch reality TV than face the reality of impending doom. They are guilty of criminal negligence resulting in massive death.

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