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New World Notes - Climate Change: Doom But Not Gloom (Part 2)
This week on New World Notes: radio program #323, May 13, 2014, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. (and on Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.), host Kenneth Dowst takes a bold and fearful look at climate change.
Last week, Professor Guy McPherson showed that climate-change disaster is imminent and probably irreversible. The species Homo sapiens will be extinct by 2050, he forecasts. This week he first discusses whether any force will rescue us. Aliens? God? (In each case, probably not.) Then considers the ethical question, How should we behave in the face of our impending demise?
Then a comic sketch by George Carlin, who--similarly--discusses ways of going out with style. For both men, it's Doom yes, but Gloom not necessarily. Introduction by K.D.
Guy McPherson is Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona..
This week's audio is from an interview in Winnipeg, Canada, February 7, 2014. Audio courtesy of the producer, Michael Welch, of Global Research News Hour on CKUW-FM, Winnipeg. Lightly edited and condensed by K.D.
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