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10-09-13 - Guy McPhearson on near term extincion and seeing all of us as in a global hospice
His site: Nature Bats Last - thanks Brigid Meier
According to our spies, the steering committee of those planning a global military coup to force the human race to deal with climate change, plan on immediately shutting down all coal plants world wide. More reports on this soon. - dc
9-20-13 - Met a man collecting cans to sell. He used to be in banking. He said he'd been thinking about climate change and how the human race is bringing it on and doesn't seem to be able to make the sorts of changes necessary to avert calamity, that it seems that neither democratic or undemocratic states are capable of dealing with it and it's coming on in a way that we're not mentally prepared for. He said he knows some folks who have run some computer models on responses to climate change and that the only one that worked out well for humans and the most other species involved a global military takeover working with artificial intelligence. More will surely be revealed. - dc
9-19-13 - Chasing Ice
9-18-13 - Got this strange message: Read your Jr Hi article. Try pickleball. You'd b a natural. Good conditioner, low stress & sociable sport. You can play anywhere in country. Great low impact exercise for old(and young) monks and Zen priests. Check out in your area. "Have paddle, will travel". Searched and found this: Pickleball is a highly contagious, progressive and incurable disease. How could I resist with a come-on like that?
Brett writes his band Everest Cale wrote a song about Nuclear War titled 'Fossils'. It is
We can play Pickleball as we wait to see which threat gets us first. Good luck human race. - dc
5-11-13 - The human race for reaching the 400 parts per million for the first time in four million years or so. The World Suicide Club is delighted.
11-27-12 - Author Warns 'Second Nuclear Age' Is Here - NPR
11-24-12 - UNEP Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report Finds Climate Change Goals Growing More Elusive
4-17-10 - Updating the Species Threats section - nuclear threat department.
Significant movement on nuclear weapons reduction - but not really getting below species threat level, still within psychotic planet definition - featuring Jonathan Schell's April 2010 article Reaching Zero in the Nation with other links and reports.
1-11-12 - The Union of Concerned Scientists has moved their doomsday clock one minute closer to doom. I read it today but can't find it now. Anyway, don't worry about it. Everything's perfect. But on the other hand, if anything comes up to nudge that minute hand back some, of course we'll do that. - dc Posted in Species Threats.
10-09-09 - Obama wins Nobel Peace prize. Wow. Rather than receiving this award for what he's done, it's obviously encouragement for the direction he's turned to - to eliminate nuclear weapons being the most significant, but for more than that. They mentioned global warming attitude shift as well. Maybe this is a proper approach in these times of serious threats to the survival of our species. By this I mean that it's not unreasonable to think there's not much time for action and why not use the award to applaud promising intentions. Now I hope there's more movement toward holding his feet to the fire to reduce the damage of our foreign policy and other threats to world peace and species survival. - dc
5/05/04 - So far I can think of only two species threats. Other suggestions are welcome. Andrew Atkinson suggested climate change but I'm not convinced that there's anything on the horizon there that the human race wouldn't adapt to, at least some of us. But there are two dangers that seem to be serious threats to the survival of the species and, avoiding that, major threats to any imaginable lesser degree. Carl Sagan was hip to this and he will be remembered here later. For now, here are the big two as seen by cuke.com. - DC. [Changed my mind 0n this. See Species Threat #3 above]
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