The end of humanity.
Cold War against the NTHE folk — It is sad to report but there has been a cold war waged against (unnamed) against Guy McPherson but without reference against Sam Carana and the Arctic Blog who work has been cited frequently cited by numerous publications. And a day or so before that. I had been wondering what has been motivating Paul to come with so many videos on this theme recentlyThe following article by Guy is from today.My Work, and Why I Do ItGuy McPhersonThe difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits~ Albert EinsteinNature Bats Last21 February, 201https://guymcpherson.com/2017/02/my-work-and-why-i-do-it/People often ask why I speak and write about abrupt climate change leading to near-term human extinction. If we can’t fix it, why bother knowing? It’s unclear who we are or what it means to fix this particular predicament.Actually, people more frequently send me hate mail accusing me of profiting by lying about our demise than asking questions with civility. It’s analogous to claiming a fire lookout gets paid by the number of fires she spots.I wish. I wish I were lying. I wish I were profiting. I’m not.I have no idea why I am compelled to defend my conclusions, all of which are supported by abundant evidence. I suppose my inner teacher believes I can overcome profound, willful ignorance with evidence. This thought alone indicates my unrepentant optimism regarding the human condition.Few people accuse their oncologist of profiting after she issues a fatal diagnosis. Once the patient recovers from the shock, he sometimes thanks the honest doctor. And if said medical doctor misunderstands the evidence and offers an incorrect, hopeful diagnosis, then filing a legal claim of malpractice is warranted. Indeed, it’s expected in the United States, the most litigious society in the history of the planet.I pursue and promote the truth, based on evidence. The evidence comes primarily, and almost exclusively, from the very conservative refereed journal literature. I’m not referring to my truth, a notion rooted in the naively postmodern palaver that we each have our own truth, and that each version of the truth is equally valid. Nor am I referring to the evidence-free religious concept of Truth rooted in patriarchy.My detractors include unscientific people afraid to face evidence, lovers of the omnicidal heat engine known as civilization, and others who lack the credentials necessary to collate and organize relevant evidence. Few people turn to their plumber for advice about cancer. Yet many people seek and believe diagnoses about climate change from wholly unqualified sources.I’m routinely accused of horrible intentions and terrible acts. There is no supporting evidence. None is needed when the hate is spewed online from a culture dominated by willfully ignorant, small-minded people with questionable intelligence writing for an audience with similar talents. I won’t even venture into the topic of trolls paid to promote disaster capitalism at every cost.Were I better-known, I suspect I’d make the list of finalists among the most-hated people in the world. It’s a goal, in any event.That’s a joke, fools and trolls. If I don’t point it out, every time, it’ll be turned against me.As I’ve been saying for years, people are stupid. Most of ’em, most of the time.Among the offenders are offensively ignorant and ill-informed, office-bound modelers who inexplicably believe field observations ought to fit models, rather than the reverse. Among the worst offenders are armchair prognosticators with video cameras and the ability to post online their ever-changing opinions unattached to evidence. Field observations and refereed journal literature are anathema to those who promote the dominant narrative. The latter notably include the folks who benefit from the omnicidal heat engine affectionately known as civilization.The best critique of my work is a three-year-old series of ad hominem attacks disguised as a blog post. It was written by a self-proclaimed science educator without a Ph. Who is Milo Yanopoulos? — I hope these reflections are reasonably coherent. I have been so sore in the lower back and hips that I cannot sit at the computer for more than sort periods at a time.Hopefully this will go some way towards explaining my reflections on my own past, as well as how I see current events.What has happened to the idea of human “progress”?Deconstructing Milo YanopoupolisSeemorerocksIt is Saturday morning here and I have plenty of time to reflect on things and little desire to go following after today"s headlines. There has been a lot of discussion on Facebook of the Events at UC Berkeley and Milo Yanopoulis. There has been a chorus of people shouting and jumping up and down, calling him a white supremacist, a fascist and even a Hitler Youth child.I wish to reflect on, and to a certain extent de-construct, some of the hype behind this.I read something from a young American saying that they were "losing what little they had" with Trump coming to power. Do people really believe that all their problems started with the US election, or even on 20 January when Trump was inaugurated, and has nothing to do with anything that came before?It seems to me that what people are upset and jumping up and down about is actually the loss of entitlement to an increasingly less easy lifestyle that has, with the collapse of capitalism,been maintained through the export of jobs to cheap labour countries, assaults on the environment, attacks on sovereign countries and – endless bombing.I am not judging people, but I am amazed at their amnesia.Often I feel that there is little meaning in following the latest headline of the day or reading the latest article describing how climate change is happening more quickly and is "worse than previously thought" - as if persuading people is going to make things better.It is not.What we can do is to try and live life as if it mattered, with as much love and compassion as we can muster and above all doing the things that give our lives meaning. For me in my diminished state, it is precisely following the latest headline that gives me meaning - so I shall continue while I can, despite frequent intentions not to.I notice as I get into my 7th decade that I am becoming more socially conservative. In part that be a result of ageing and (hopefully!) greater wisdom. It also comes from reflecting on the state of society and the state of the planet.I come from a very privileged background which gave me a free education which gave me the right to toy around with different ideas about changing the world. I was able to study whatever I liked (in my case languages and humanities) so I come with an in-built bias that these are desirable things and that everyone is entitled to a free, liberal education or whatever lifestyle they choose for themselves.The changes in the last 16 years (since 9/11/2001) and especially the last 8 (since the 2008 economic meltdown) - as well as listening to people who can join the dots and make sense of things - have given me reason to reassess a lot of what I previously believed to be true.The reality is that everything has been turned upsidedown.This is, in the words of Michael C Ruppert, "The End of More":What can we look forward to other than the political, social, economic and financial collapse of society, to the rapid destruction of human habitat as the result of abrupt climate change, and the Sixth Extinction of which we are now part of?The following words of a friend, Robert Atack are as provocative, shocking and lacking in compassion as you could imagine. For all that, they are true:"Regarding the women"s march, and their demand for human rights; The joke is human rights are a figment of our imaginations, there is no such thing as human rights. "Humans have the same rights as cockroaches which in the grand scheme of things is zero. "And with the environment fast approaching 410 ppm CO2, humans are very soon going to be extinct, humans have done in 100 years what last time took over 10,000 years – we have taken the atmosphere from about 280 ppm CO2 to 40