Last Born in the Wilderness – At The End

It was an honour and a pleasure to be collaborating with both Patrick and Rob on this important work, having the kind of conversations we desperately need to have but most resile from.
The audio from the interview is embedded here;

“How do we live with the fact that we are destroying our world? What do we make of the loss of glaciers, the melting Arctic, island nations swamped by the sea, widening deserts, and drying farmlands?”
“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.”
 The Greatest Danger by Joanna Macy
In the interview I mentioned Cormac McCarty’s amazing book “The Road”
“If you looking for “Mad Max” like Popocalypse – don’t bother! This is Apocalypse without makeup and glamour. It has a profound,shocking,visceral,autopsy like effect,and yet it has immensely warm and uplifting moments.The cast is stellar and it performs in a stellar fashion.Amazing movie ,based on an even more amazing novel by Cormack McCarthy,the last of american giants of prose.”
If after watching the trailer below you are as intrigued as I am you’ll find “The Road” audio books on You Tube or buy a paperback to read for when the internet disappears.

Patrick Farnsworth has posted the the podcast on his Facebook page Last Born in the Wilderness, follow Patricks excellent work there or subscribe to his You Tube channel here;

“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is it’s inability to understand the exponential function”. Albert Bartlett

Follow Dahr Jamail’s Climate Dispatchs at Truthout for noticifations on the release of his latest book and speaking tours including ours in Aotearoa N.Z. in 2019 if it all holds together that long.

Stephen Jenkinson on Grief and Climate Change.

Activist, sailor, passionate about the earth and all it's inhabitants without favour . Brace for imminent impact as we bare witness to the non-linear unraveling of the biosphere and habitability disappearing for most if not all complex life on the only habitable planet we know of. To quote President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’. Folks we have lost the Arctic.

Posted in Catastrophe, Collapse, Near Term Human Extinction--NTHE
8 comments on “Last Born in the Wilderness – At The End
  1. Robert Schick, rogue composer says:

    Thank you all. Excellent.

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  2. Carrie says:

    Raw and touching conversation. Thanks so much!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. wqjcv says:

    Parents love their children, but not other parents’ children. We are such limited creatures.

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  4. I.M. Noman says:

    1989: “Governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control.” – Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program

    2018: “World has less than 2 years to avoid ‘runaway climate change” – António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general

    2018: “World has a “30 year window of opportunity” to reduce the carbon footprint, reign in greenhouse gas emissions and to switch to clean and renewable energy in pursuit of the “win-win solution” of tackling both climate change and pollution” – UN WMO chief Petteri Taalas

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    • I.M. Noman says:

      2018: “We have ZERO years left to solve climate change. Emissions have to come down steadily in the years ahead to avoid committing to catastrophic climate change impacts.” – Michael Mann, Climate Scientist

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  5. I.M. Noman says:

    So the UN says that our window of opportunity to solve the climate change is getting larger every year. In 1989 in was only ten years. In 2018 it is already two years or even 30 years. In other words, UN says that our need to do nothing to solve the climate change increases every year.

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  6. Jimbot says:

    Unfortunately the orcas along the N American Northwest Pacific Coast here are dying, of starvation apparently ( brought on by overfishing and Fukushima I expect ). Scientists are baffled however according to new reports.
    Great show though, keep up the good work!

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Kevin Hester

Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and volunteering at the Rakino Island Nursery is currently developing a proposal to create a marine reserve near by. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water.  I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.

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