Gary Null, founder of The Progressive Radio Network interviews for the “Progressive Commentary Hour” Canadian scientist Paul Beckwith and Aotearoa New Zealand climate researcher and activist Kevin Hester on the ongoing non-linear unraveling of the biosphere.
The episode is embedded here;
“Because of social taboos, despair at the state of our world and fear for our future are rarely acknowledged. The suppression of despair, like that of any deep recurring response, contributes to the numbing of the psyche. Expressions of anguish or outrage are muted, deadened as if a nerve had been cut. This refusal to feel impoverishes our emotional and sensory life. Flowers are dimmer and less fragrant, our loves less ecstatic. We create diversions for ourselves as individuals and as nations, in the fights we pick, the aims we pursue, and the stuff we buy.”
“Of all the dangers we face, from climate chaos to permanent war, none is so great as this deadening of our response. For psychic numbing impedes our capacity to process and respond to information. The energy expended in pushing down despair is diverted from more crucial uses, depleting the resilience and imagination needed for fresh visions and strategies.” Quote from Joanna Macy The Greatest Danger.
During the interview the studio played the audio from a brilliant You Tube animation created by artist Ken Avidor, titled “Countdown to Extinction” embedded here; Countdown to Extinction
Corroborating links to issues that were discussed in the show are embedded below in no particular order;
I firmly believe that the true severity of the crisis cannot be understood without an understanding of Global Dimming;
Overview of Abrupt Anthropogenic Climate Change
Kevin Hesters “Nature Bats Last” show archive is embeded here
Paul Beckwith discussed the dangers of hitting Wet Bulb Temperatures.
President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’
What is it with scientists on their death bed fessing up about the severity of the crisis as Mayer Hillman does below?
‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention
1973 no less!
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Below vid was posted by Beckwith on youtube two days ago. Not really good news, eh?
My old snowboarder friend on the East Coast is sending emails:
“Here in Maryland we have had below normal temperatures and too much rain. The weather forecast is warning of severe thunderstorms on Monday.
Other than that Covid is making an uptick again. My brother has it even though he has gotten vaccinated and has gotten his booster shots. He caught it from his sister in law at a Mothers Day event last weekend.”
And a just a week ago he sent one saying it was 85’F. The week before that there was snow falling in NY…and he was in Pennsylvania the week before that (he trucks food deliveries for a supermarket) and the wind was howling so bad that he pulled over…and then got hit by baseball hail that cracked the windshield. So…he gets a front seat for this vid!
Grave Early Warning Observational Signs for Pending Near-Term AMOC Ocean Circulation System Collapse
Fast and furious shifts going on twisting faster and faster is what it’s looking like. Ah hell, ya know?
My weather is continuing to be morning overcast, sprinkles, broken cloud with some sun, between 12-18C during the day. My garden girls are mostly inside at this point under lights as still getting very chill weather with a few nights freezing which they can’t take. Warmer this morning, almost muggy, and I’ve got them on a 9am-3pm blackout with 18 hours of all-night grow lights (including some afternoons outside) because of the chance of freezes. Once the weather goes warmer I’ll be shifting them to the normal outside during the day and lights until late at night. Hard to judge when the weather doesn’t have a normal pattern anymore, ya know?
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I think this guy has been reading ArcticNewsBlogspot:
Lowest sea ice on record powers ocean gyres as a heat source that is poised to take out W Antarctica
I think this qualifies as ‘rapidly unfolding climate catastrophe’ don’t you think? This diarist puts up a lot of gathered info on a number of subjects over the years.
And it’s freaking raining here, started this afternoon. It’s coming from the Bomb Cyclone off the coast that’s still moving north that’s pounding the shit out of California with more to come from the Pineapple Express in the next few days.
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