Bad Subjects #89: Mass Extinction
November 30 to December 11, nations of the world will gather in Paris at the
2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Global leaders from Pope
Francis I and President Barack Obama, to California Governor Jerry Brown, have been outspoken on the need for radical and mandatory
reductions in CO2 emissions to curb human-caused global warming
"before it's too late!"
The elephant in the room is the looming specter of mass extinction.
Mass Extinction is the ultimate “bummer” topic and truly a bad, bad subject.
Is mass extinction Armageddon, the triumph of evil on Earth? Is it the
opportunity for the resurrected few to enjoy eternal afterlife in
Heaven? Are global warming deniers the hired lackeys of
neo-capitalism, Cartesian skeptics, eternal optimists, or is the whole thing just an
avoidance issue? How vulnerable is the human species to being wiped
out with the herd? What's our best survival strategy? Other topics
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Graphic above: © Lincoln Cushing 2015.
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