Near Term Human Extinction 101

I have had a number of wonderful/sad/bittersweet/ conversations with people over the past few months regarding the probability of near term human extinction as a result of climate disruption. One of the problems for people who haven’t followed the discussions from people who understand near term human extinction  is that the threads don’t fit together easily. Dr. […]

Did we just dodge the extinction bullet?

I’ve been talking about the increasing likelihood of losing Arctic Ice this year. Scientist after scientist has come forward over the past two years to say this year could be it–that the once-dismissed projections of Guy McPherson were now supported by the projections of the Naval Postgraduate College, Harvard scientist James Anderson, and Ocean physicist […]

Human extinction discussion on Brooklyn Culture Jam Radio

On Brooklyn Culture Jam last night, I spoke with Pauline Schneider.  Ms. Schneider has produced a documentary on near-term human extinction entitled Going Dark. and the discussion ranged from the predictions from scientist Guy McPherson and friends to overviews of progressive politics and protests. Currently, Pauline is one of the people supporting Guy’s lecture tour around […]

The Norwegian Blue Society (‘pulchritudine vestiuntur’)

This is a proposal. For most of the last six years I’ve been writing about a variety of causes and issues. Most are political and most of these are climate related. There are now a multitude of Facebook pages on the topic of climate change as it relates to human extinction. The oft-mentioned Dr. Guy […]

Trump administration admits we’re doomed

What a sucky, shitty week. Everyone has been so transfixed by the battle over Trump’s SCOTUS pick, Brett Kavanaugh, that we’ve ignored my favorite existential crisis.  (Understand–there are reasons you should be concerned about Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court Justice, including this one, but Kavanaugh’s ascension to the nation’s highest court does not constitute […]

“Trump is our last president”

There are currently two sources to the TRUMP LAST PRESIDENT bromide. The one that’s famous is from Michael Moore, film-maker who  just released his anti-Trump film titled FAHRENHEIT 11-9. In the round of interviews leading up to the release, he popularized the scary (though credible) notion that TRUMP will not ever leave the WH. You […]

The six year cycle (a retrospective)

It’s a mandala, I tell you. The road goes on forever and the party never ends (sorta). I began writing this blog a little over six years ago. I’ve been looking at old stories on this blog, and there’s something like 650. Some of those were reblogged from other sources (Hello Kevin Hester) but I […]

Do-It-Yourself Symbolism

After many months of dirking around, I decided I should do this. Several years ago I blogged about a symbol of near term human extinction. The enviro movement has been trapped by logos and memes that were ‘donor-friendly’–pictures of wolf cubs or frolicking polar bears or even the occasional whale. It was around this time […]

Rebranding culture jamming

I’ve had this blog for almost six years now. I launched it not long after a video of my play HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB made a big splash. I had performed the play as part of a theater project for the Occupy Movement titled OCCUPY THE EMPTY SPACE held […]

Breakin’ da Law, Breakin’ da Law!!

Behold John C. Beale, EPA’s number two man for a number of years. He was the EPA’s highest-paid employee and (according to an article in NBC’s news website) “a leading expert on climate change”. He was apparently telling his boss for almost a decade that he was working for the CIA covertly and that his […]