“We must face the extinction level problems we’re facing with everything we’ve got. Anything else is just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” – Gary Stamper
More than ten years into a career in the academic ivory tower, Guy McPherson terminated his do-nothing, six-figure arrangement and turned his efforts toward awakening the public about impending catastrophic climate change. McPherson says current science is now showing that enough climate feedback loops have been triggered that we are in a runaway climate-change scenario, where nothing we may try to do can possibly reverse drastic temperature increases. The heating of the planet over the next few decades—unprecedented on a geological time scale—will result in the loss of many species, including humans. His assertions have, of course, come under heavy criticism from many mainstream thinkers as well as some climate scientists. In this clip, Derek Jensen allows McPherson to lay out his basic case, and then starts hurling the zingers that have been voiced by critics, and allows McPherson to respond to the criticisms.
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In early February, Carolyn Baker, my wife Anyaa, and I will be hosting a diverse group of people from Australia, the UK, Germany, and the U.S. on a 10-day journey to the northern Yucatan to visit several ancient sacred Mayan archeological sites, cenotes (underground rivers), beach villages, mangroves, and more.
As 2014 winds down, it’s always good for us to reflect back a bit to what this year meant for all of us. It was a bitter-sweet year of expanded travel and of loss of some very dear loved ones. Obviously, each had a tremendous impact on us in their own ways.
Finca Las Nubes (“farm of the clouds”, in Spanish) is located on the southern Pacific coast of Nicaragua, right above San Juan del Sur — a destination beach town. It takes about 2.5 hours to drive there from the country’s main airport in the capital, Managua.
The 100+ acre property lies on a hillside plateau approximately 1,200 feet above sea level. When it was originally purchased nearly 15 years ago, it was pretty much undeveloped jungle.
Today, Finca Las Nubes (FLN, for short) remains largely in a natural state; but much has been done in the intervening years to create sustainable, productive systems for those now living and/or working on it.
I take no pleasure in reposting this article, not even with the horrible vindication of my article, “At the very least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over,” especially with the amount of shit I took over it from people who could not see the bigger picture as they nitpicked their feeble stances.
“Never in the history of humankind has the planet been confronted with such a grave set of circumstances. Fukushima represents all that can go wrong when scientific applications and technological advancement within a crude industrial context have gone awry. Unfortunately, given the many trajectories that numerous fields of technological innovation are currently on, Fukushima and the BP Gulf oil spill of 2010 may only be the beginning of a period of accelerating technospheric breakdown which will sweep across the planet.”
Join Carolyn Baker, Gary Stamper, Anyaa McAndrew and 27 others at the secret paradise of the beautiful Macan Che’ Bed & Breakfast, our home base for seven of the nine nights from which all amazing experiences will revolve, located in the magical city of Izamal in the Yucatan jungle. As we explore the Yucatan and what was for the Maya ‘The Great Shift,” we’ll travel in comfort aboard an air-conditioned bus with our driver deep into the heart of the Maya culture and explore some of the regions many archeological sites.
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is at the top of the cultural zeitgeist these days, one of the most popular television series on the air. In the show, a virus has ravaged the Earth, killing most of humanity, with the dead corpses rising to terrorize the few remaining living souls. While enormously entertaining, it is not a likely scenario for the end of the human race. Dick Cheney notwithstanding, zombies aren’t real.
Wow, we just returned from five days in Las Vegas, and we are reflecting today on why we went, what the highlights were, including the hotels, the food, and the entertainment…in other words, the good, the bad and the ugly of Las Vegas and our trip.
First, why would we go to Las Vegas in the first place? After all…We consider ourselves “conscious” and “spiritual,” and, let’s face it: Vegas represents everything that is wrong with our materialistic culture, the epitome of over-the-top decadence.
Shocking Levels of Heavy Metals in Imported Food Highlight the Danger
Via Alternet – July 1, 2014
Heavy metal pollution makes no distinction between how crops are grown. Irrespective of whether farming practices are organic or conventional practices are used, if the likes of cadmium, arsenic, lead, nickel and mercury are in the soil, water or air they can contaminate food and poison the people who consume it.