Mankind is doomed unless we immediately de-industrialize and slash carbon dioxide emissions, according to Guy McPherson, emeritus professor from the University of Arizona.
McPherson appeared on Paul Henry’s New Zealand-based talk program to warn that global warming was “irreversible” and the only way to stop it is to “terminate industrial civilization.”
“I think there’s ample chance we can save the living planet, but not our species. … Some people think that this whole thing is about us,” McPherson told the Paul Henry Show. “We just showed up… I don’t think this is about us, I think it’s about the living planet.”
“The only way to stop runaway climate change is to terminate industrial civilization,” he said. “The evidence is clear on that front and it is in the refereed journal literature.”
McPherson is currently on a speaking and book tour in New Zealand, giving talks about impending doom from global warming and selling his book “Extinction Dialogues: How To Live With Death In Mind.”
McPherson, however, did say that his apocalyptic view of global warming was a minority view, saying there are maybe 10 others in the scientific community that thought along the sames lines as himself.
When asked is there was any way mankind could stave off extinction from global warming, McPherson ominously responded all “we can do is enjoy and create moments of joy while we are here” because “humans will reach the end of the line in a relatively short time.”
The Arizona climate professor and grief counselor reportedly lives in “a straw house in the middle of the woods surrounded by animals.”
“I’m not suggesting to people that they live an austere life like I’m doing,” McPherson said. “I’m suggesting we make this about the other organisms.”
McPherson’s remarks comes after reports that there has been no global warming for more than 18 years, according to satellite data — an absence of warming that has baffled climate scientists.
So far there are about 52 explanations for why global warming stopped nearly two decades ago. Lately scientists have been postulating that ocean cycles may be playing a large role in cooling the planet, but not all can agree on what the main cause of the so-called “pause” in global warming.
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