McPherson, Dr. Guy R.: Near-Term Extinction of the Human Species, Part 1 (Archive)

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 in Education,Environment,Health,Relationships,Science by LeGov

In September of 2015, Barry visited with Dr. Guy R. McPherson, co-author with Carolyn Baker of “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live With Death in Mind.” McPherson is Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. This archive program is the first of a series on near-term extinction of the human species. Dr. McPherson’s words about the possible effects of climate change are hauntingly prescient, heard a year and a half year later.

As you listen, consider the following: Is what McPherson predicted occurring? Has climate change affected your life? What have you done, or what are doing differently, as a consequence? What are your future plans regarding climate change?

The point from which average global temperature rise is measured dates back to 1750, the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and the time at which the ever increasing use of fossil fuels began. Since then, the planet has warmed by more than 1 degree centigrade. McPherson’s book Extinction Dialogs: How to Live With Death in Mind, explains how this small global rise in temperature is leading to a large scale mass extinction on the planet.

This interview was originally recorded on September 14, 2015.

You may listen to the full program here.

 

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  1. kelley lincoln said,

    on July 3rd, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    this is a very challenging topic. I am rebroadcasting a truncated version of the three episodes (90 minutes edited down to 54) on kmud’s environment show. 4th of july 7pm
    It isnt a new concept anymore, but you’ve done a great job in presenting it. Because we are grief phobic and desensitized to trauma at this time, it needs to be rebroadcast. imo.
    I will remind people that we do co-create our reality, and that miracles are possible if we choose to invoke them, but it will conscious and dedicated effort. Maybe I remind myself of that in actuality.
    thanks for your work

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