Guy McPherson joins KMO in the C-Realm to discuss the prospect of runaway climate feedback loops which Guy thinks will lead to human extinction in the not-so-distant future. KMO prefaces the conversation with an excerpt from episode 285: The Rhetoric of Doom. The first half of the conversation consists of an encapsulated version of Guy’s presentation to the Bluegrass Bioneers, which you can hear in full on Radio Ecoshock. In the second half of the conversation, KMO asks Guy if, knowing what he knows now, he would still walk away from his tenured position and all the perks of living at the apex of empire. KMO wraps up the podcast with an excerpt from Bruce Sterling’s closing remarks to the 2013 South by Southwest Festival about the fatuousness of “technological solutionism.”
Music by Formidable Vegetable.
Join KMO, Olga, John Michael Greer, Albert Bates, Carolyn Baker, Dmitry Orlov, Gail Tverberg and Guy McPherson for the 2013 Age of Limits gathering Thursday May 23rd thru Monday May 27th, 2013.