Has the Climate Crisis Passed the Point of No Return?

I was recently interviewed on Josh Schlossberg’s podcast series titled “The Green Root Podcast” Josh has had some great guests, check the series out at the link above. Our interview is below;

Issues we discussed are referenced below;
I mentioned our interview with Professor Corey Bradshaw from Flinders University in Australia. Professor Corey Bradshaw explains the unfolding “Extinction Cascades” on Nature Bats Last.

More info on Wet Bulb Temperatures as discussed here; Wet Bulb Temperature Soon to Become Leading Cause of Death

Dr Andrew Glikson is a geologist living in Australia. He is an Earth scientist and paleo-climatologist currently serving as Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University. Dr Glikson believes we have crossed tipping points in the earth climate system;
Tipping Points in the Earth Climate System. Dr Andrew Glikson returns to Nature Bats Last

We discussed the role militarism and imperialism is playing in this extinction event.
““U.S. Military World’s Largest Polluter – Hundreds Of Bases Gravely Contaminated
Producing more hazardous waste than the five largest U.S. chemical companies combined, the U.S. Department of Defense has left its toxic legacy throughout the world in the form of depleted uranium, oil, jet fuel, pesticides, defoliants like Agent Orange and lead, among other pollutants.”
Militarism’s Role in the Sixth and Possibly Last ‘Great’ Extinction

The issue of nuclear plants and weapons was discussed, I’ve covered that aspect of the predicament here; The Inevitability of Nuclear War and Subsequent Nuclear Winter

We discussed the issue of “Climate Grief”, I’ve covered that issue previously on this blog;
Navigating Hospice at the Edge of Extinction

The interview with Stephen Jenkinson I mentioned is embedded here; Stephen Jenkinson returns to Nature Bats Last

We discussed my time in Africa, a very long story on that adventure is embedded here;
Adventures in Africa- Brushes with Death- A Love Story

I made the analogy of us playing Extinction Jenga; Abrupt Climate Change and Extinction ‘Jenga’. The very last ‘game’ on Earth.
On a brighter note readers can follow our rewilding work at the Rakino Island Nursery here;



I'm an anti-imperialist, environmental activist and blue ocean sailor, who is 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 Abrupt Climate Change, Climate Grief, Climate Racism, Corey Bradshaw, Imperialism, Josh Schlossberg, Nature Bats Last, Nuclear Threats, Professor Guy McPherson, Seneca Cliff
2 comments on “Has the Climate Crisis Passed the Point of No Return?
  1. Honestly, it has seemed to me for a number of years that we passed the point of no return back that-a-way somewhere. As the information continues to be increasing dire, the science keeps pointing at worse and worse outcomes with zero change towards the chance to even mitigate what our species has done… And I certainly don’t see any sign of the wealthy who profit enormously off the continued status quo of their ‘investments’ even contemplating such a huge change much less tiny ones… We are now seeing what the most dire predictions of twenty years ago were saying wasn’t going to happen until 2100AD. If that doesn’t say it all I don’t know what will.

    And I still see the term ‘Climate CHANGE’ constantly being used. By freaking scientists! What the HELL? Climate Chaos, Climate Collapse, Climate Catastrophe, ANYTHING but that damned word ‘change’ would be more accurate. Is the general science community too damned scared of their privileges to call it like it is?

    That fucker Frank Luntz, the Republican ‘wordsmith’ as Ralph Nader called him in a recent interview, took the bite away from Global Warming on purpose because the neoliberal corporate world wanted ‘control’ of the debate. Well, they managed to do that and the neoliberals hold on tightly and…nothing changes but for the worse. The wealthy will probably live longer than most of the rest of us in their bunkers and compounds with their private armies guarding them but I don’t think they’re gonna like how it all ends up.

    In better news, I watched a brown bear snuffle through the south end of my property this morning, then laid down in the shade and napped for a bit before heading back up the ridgeline. Since the property has grown back and is much healthier than when I bought these acres 16 years ago covered in Chinese Knapweed, the locals have figured out that there are things to eat because the Knapweed weevils I let loose in 2008 have done such a wonderful job that they have let the native plants fill back in. And no, I do not leave trash or dog food etc etc out where bears or coyotes or the cougars can even smell it! I do have a problem with the moose, though, when it comes to the big veggie garden I’ve had….



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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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