NTHE is the acronym for Near Term Human Extinction.
Our biosphere is on the fast track to being uninhabitable. With over two dozen self reinforcing feedback loops that have been identified by the science community, I ask you, how is our species going to survive in the next dozen years?
Hopium is a term used when those faced with insurmountable, inconceivable challenges, turn to vague and often unorthodox solutions for comfort. Hope has been abducted by political corporate pundits to opiate those who dare to speak truth to power and has rendered us helpless in an inhumane civilization.
Are you among the people that are hopeful (hopium) that Geo-engineering will prolong our earthly sojourn? Are you counting on quarterly profit driven motivation by Monsanto type corporations to develop GMO seeds that can thrive and save us from famine due to crop failures in drought stricken fields struggling with record breaking high temperatures? Soils depleted by mono-cropping, saturated to toxic levels with chemical fertilizers and toxic pesticides, and then doused by abnormal flooding are expected to feed an ever increasing population?
Solar Radiation Management (SRM) and Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)?
"CDR methods have biogeochemical and technological limitations to their potential on a global scale. There is insufficient knowledge to quantify how much CO2 emissions could be partially offset by CDR on a century timescale.
Modelling indicates that SRM methods, if realizable, have the potential to substantially offset a global temperature rise, but they would also modify the global water cycle, and would not reduce ocean acidification.
If SRM were terminated for any reason, there is high confidence that global surface temperatures would rise very rapidly to values consistent with the greenhouse gas forcing. CDR and SRM methods carry side effects and long-term consequences on a global scale."
Rationalizing that super storms and sea level rise, coupled with massive bird, mammal, and fish die off, while witnessing substantial increase in volcanic and earthquake activity, have always been part of the Earths makeup is an obvious denial tactic embraced by those who want to maintain business as usual rather than make radical life changes in preparation for catastrophic climate challenges and near term human extinction.
We are living in an ever increasing heated environment, approximately .85C above baseline, and seeing the abrupt and catastrophic climate anomalies that this slight linear increase can cause. We remain unprepared as a species to reckon with this devastation. As Earth expeditiously reaches an average temperate of 2C above baseline in the next few years how can we prepare for the unthinkable if we are still fixated on solutions that are marginal at best (and that needed to be implemented 20-30 years ago) while allowing those in power dictate our daily activities?
"...the person has already been born that will die due to catastrophic failure of the planet..." is a line from a popular television program; yet is there some truth to this statement?
Motivated by Evidence is the latest essay penned by Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, Dr. Guy McPherson. Dr. McPherson debunks the cognitive infiltration of disinformation regarding the motivation that drives him to speak to audiences worldwide. Motivating his listeners to live a life of excellence where only love survives and pursuing a level of excellence everyday in a manner where action becomes the antidote to despair is his closing statement on virtually all his presentations. Non-violent action vs conformist doses of hopium.
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