Near-Term Human Extinction: Guy McPherson (#218)
Award-winning scientist Dr. Guy McPherson has concluded that for human civilization, the end is near. He advises the rate of change of our climate is increasing far more rapidly than we are being told, and this puts us on his endangered species list.
In this 2017 interview, McPherson reveals why the International Panel on Climate Change, and even many individual scientists, understate the problem. He critiques our modern “living arrangement,” and the lies our culture promulgates to avoid admitting, “We are trashing this planet at an astonishing rate of speed.” He also shares his thinking about a “sane” living arrangement. You might be surprised – both at how soon he expects we’ll be extinct, and at his positive advice about how to respond to this crisis.
Dr. Guy McPherson is professor emeritus at the University of Arizona, where he taught and conducted research in natural resources, ecology and evolutionary biology for twenty years. His published works include 14 books and hundreds of scholarly articles. Dr. McPherson blogs and co-hosts his own radio show under the title “Nature Bats Last.”
Extinction Dialogs: How to Live With Death In Mind Co-authored with Carolyn Baker