HD Climate Change: Should We Begin To Live As Though We're Going to Die?
GUEST: Guy McPherson, professor emeritus of natural resources and the environment at the University of Arizona, author of more than a dozen books including Going Dark, and Extinction DialoguesBACKGROUND: We are in the middle of the earth's sixth mass extinction. The U.K.-based Global Challenges Foundation in a recent report found that human beings are far more likely to become extinct as a result of climate change than we think. Specifically it found that, «the average American is more than five times likelier to die during a human-extinction event than in a car crash.» Indeed there are new reports every day warning against the runaway impacts of climate change and raising our worst fears that perhaps it is already too late to turn back from our production of greenhouse gas emissions. Is it really too late? And if so, how do we live with such knowledge? My guest Guy McPherson