Guy discusses the questions: „How can I get out of the bed every morning?“ and “Why is Natalia Shakova lying?”

Guy McPherson was interviewed by Jennifer Hynes for Extinction Radio aired on 8 March 2017. It can be heard here. Rick Siegenthaler created video version version that is embeded below.

Guy and Jennifer discuss two essays from Guy that are very recommended to read:


1) The Politics and Science of Our Demise – August 1, 2016

No mainstream scientist could talk about near-term human extinction and remain supported in his or her job. …

I conclude global-average temperature at that time will be about 22.2 C (13.5 C + 8.71 C). This is barely above 22 C, the temperature at which Earth has most commonly found itself during the last 2,000,000,000 years.

Considering Homo sapiens is strongly dependent upon myriad other species for our own survival, it’s difficult to imagine our favorite species will have the habitat requisite for survival as we barrel into 2026.

I’m preternaturally inclined toward reality instead of wishful thinking. Perhaps that’s my problem: I simply don’t wish hard enough.“

On my blog you can find a German version: Die Politik und Wissenschaft Unseres Untergangs


2) Faster Than Expected – February 9, 2017

The first 50-gigatonne burst of methane described by Shakhova et al. translates to a global temperature rise of 1.3 C, which causes civilization to collapse because grains cannot be grown at scale.

Lack of global dimming adds another ~3 C. Earth is then ~6 C above the 1750 baseline by the following spring (2018?). About 2/3 of the temperature rise comes within a few months. I doubt there’s habitat for humans or many other animals at that point. …

Some people are preparing for the collapse of civilization. I used to be one of them. Now I spend my days living, rather than pursuing dying more slowly than expected.

Pressum diem (squeeze the day). Make every one matter. Like all of us, the days are going away faster than expected.“

This essay is translated into German too: Schneller als Erwartet