Instead of fresh postings there was just a link to a youtube video of Megadeath’s song “Countdown to Extinction” that stayed up for some weeks.
Just recently Survival Acres, a blog on food and food systems packed it in citing, unavoidable runaway climate catastrophe as rendering his efforts futile.
“Even my own ‘dire predictions’ regarding the looming threat to humanity by our collapse is already proving to be too conservative.”
You see, I’m starting to feel I can’t compete with reality – any actual attention to events as they unfold points up the fact that my own doomiest imaginings are being wildly exceeded.
really a paraphrase of Survival Acres, and who among us can not relate to that? have not been thinking it?
No doubt we will see more and more good blogs and sites sink into despair, and we will understand all too well why. After all, we have at most five years to make a 1,000 times more progress on the environmental front than we have managed in 50 years.
This is definitely a topic I will be returning to in the future as it is naturally a struggle I have as well. For the moment would like to mention this anecdote
“When the novelist Tristan Bernard was arrested with his wife by the Gestapo, he said to her: “The time of fear is over. The time of hope has begun”
and draw your attention to this post at Open Mind
But I have a message for every nay-sayer and advocate of “there’s nothing we can do about it.” I refuse to resign. I do not accept the inevitability of failure. But the way I feel right now, it takes a lot of audacity to be hopeful.
I accept that global warming is going to be a lot of pain for a lot of people. But I will allow my intellect to overrule my anger because it knows that what we do does make a difference. The more we change for the better, the better the future will be. Although the future is not likely to be good, there’s no excuse for not doing what we can to prevent its being worse.
If you don’t want to do anything about global warming … get the hell out of the way of those of us who do.
“No one has the right to sit down and feel hopeless There’s too much work to do”
Catholic Worker Dorothy Day
We give our consent every moment that we do not resist.
Denier “Challenge” aka Deathwatch Update: Day 120 … still no evidence.