Are We Facing Near-Term Human Extinction?

We live in the information age, and it comes at a time where this information is needed for us to find solutions. Since the dawn of the Internet, we’ve seen a shift in how easily we can research a subject, along with how quickly information can spread.

As much as we’ve become reliant on our new technologies, we take a lot for granted, especially when many great revelations seem to be met with apathy. Over the last 5 years, we’ve seen a surge in information pertaining to our environment, and climate change. Whether you want to believe if it’s true or not, we must come to understand the fact that we are being fed information, data and statistics; with a very important message regarding humanity’s impact, and how we must modify our lives, to live in accordance with nature.

How we choose to react to that information is solely up to the individual. We are being flooded with information and we choose to be distracted by convenience, instead of modifying our perspective to better understand the fate of our planet, and humanity.

Dr. Guy McPherson, professor emeritus of natural resources and ecology & evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, has been a Climate Change expert for over 30 years. He can see the direction we are heading, and it’s looking bleak. The last few years, he has gained more popularity as we’ve come to accept that this is no longer a scare tactic, but closer tofact. He openly discusses the possibility of civilization entering a near-term human extinction, in a recent story posted at TRUTH-OUT.ORG.

While McPherson’s perspective might sound like the stuff of science fiction, there is historical precedent for his predictions. According to Truth-Out’s article:

“Fifty-five million years ago, a 5-degree Celsius rise in average global temperatures seems to have occurred in just 13 years, according to a study published in the October 2013 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A report in the August 2013 issue of Science revealed that in the near term, earth’s climate will change 10 times faster than during any other moment in the last 65 million years.

Prior to that, the Permian mass extinction that occurred 250 million years ago, also known as the “Great Dying,” was triggered by a massive lava flow in an area of Siberia that led to an increase in global temperatures of 6 degrees Celsius. That, in turn, caused the melting of frozen methane deposits under the seas. Released into the atmosphere, those gases caused temperatures to skyrocket further. All of this occurred over a period of approximately 80,000 years. The change in climate is thought to be the key to what caused the extinction of most species on the planet. In that extinction episode, it is estimated that 95 percent of all species were wiped out.

Today’s current scientific and observable evidence strongly suggests we are in the midst of the same process – only this time it is anthropogenic, and happening exponentially faster than even the Permian mass extinction did.”

Pauline Schneider, Filmmaker, edible forest gardener, and artist became aware of Guy’s work, and teamed up with him to produce the documentary, “Going Dark”. Pauline felt the urgency of Guy’s work, and took matters into her own hands to devote herself and finance the project.  She has also worked with Guy to create an outreach program and workshop, www.OnlyLoveRemains.org , to help others cope that are coming to these realizations.

As studies are making us aware of our potential demise and how our current standard of living is separating us further from our natural existence, we are left with an important questions to ask ourselves, “What are we going to do about it?”, “What changes can be made?”, and “How will you hold yourself accountable?”.

It all boils down to self-awareness, and personal change being the most important factors in ascending the situation, and making the best of the gifts that our lives have given us. When society makes the change from being selfish and entitled, to becoming selfless and grateful, we will soon be able to make sense of the mounting evidence.  We can transform this experience by coming together and upholding ourselves to being the best people we can be.

We recently had the privilege to interview Guy and Pauline for Liberation Frequency, and our episode will be live on YouTube tomorrow. Be sure to subscribe to our channel by clicking here.

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