Tuesday, October 21, 2014

U. of Arizona Professor: Climate Change Now ‘Irreversible’ – Humans Must ‘Terminate Industrial Civilization’

We may only have days, if not hours, to live. That seems to be the message of  Professor emeritus Guy McPherson, natural resources, ecology and evolutionary biology, who is also a grief counselor on the side. McPherson taught and conducted research at the University of Arizona for 20 years before leaving the university in 2009.

Via Climate Depot:
McPherson lives in ‘a straw house in the middle of the woods surrounded by animals.’
McPherson: ‘I think we are walking around to save our own funeral expenses at this point. We have triggered 39 self-reinforcing feedback loops. Those things feed on themselves and feed on each other as well.’
‘The only way to stop runaway climate change is to terminate industrial civilization. The evidence is clear on that front and it is in the refereed journal literature.’
Q: Can we buy extra time? McPherson answers: ‘What we can do is enjoy and create moments of joy while we are here…humans will reach the end of the line in a relativity short time’

1 comment:

  1. Clicking on the link shows that the fine "professor" is giving lectures in, wait for it.... New Zealand.

    Did he get there by swimming or walking? (No, I don't think he's Jesus Christ).

    If he used any method involving fossil fuels to get to NZ, isn't he part of the problem?