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18 thoughts on “NBL radio show 109

  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    This is for Guy.

    For most of my 50 years I have known that humanity is heading towards the precipice. Long before I was even aware of climate change, I saw pollution and habitat destruction occurring. Then I started to see population growth as another real factor in our future demise. For years I have been somewhat reticent to share my thoughts on these things with others, as I have found that it alienates people and, Hey, If we are all going to die anyway why should I upset people? I have also felt, in the face of so many scientists being reticent to commit to words more definite than maybe, if and possibly, when the subject of humanity's negative impact on the environment is discussed, that maybe I am wrong. After all, I have no degrees. I did start a degree in Biology, Entomology to be more precise, however family dysfunction caused me to drop out of University. So all I have is my intellect, admittedly a 156 IQ, and a life long love of nature and finding out how she works. Also having grown up on a farm, I learnt I was well able to spend time by myself, think as an individual and connect to nature.

    As a result of this lack of faith in a future, I chose not to have children and from the age of 26 to 46 I remained single and mostly aloof from society. I spent a lot of time on my own, reading, spending time in nature and learning to let go of Ego and preconceived biases. Finally I succumbed to the desire for companionship and love. In the last few years my partner and I have bought a house and been very happy. She brought with her four daughters. I love having someone to share life with, my thoughts and feelings. I have shared my thoughts on humanity's future but to some degree, only tentatively.

    The last few weeks have found me feeling quite depressed. Upon reflection I have put this down to the degree of climate change denial that I have seen in recent times (The US pulling out of the Paris agreement for instance) and most recently Hurricane Irma.

    Last night I decided I needed to talk to someone who thought as I do. Even if it just meant posting my thoughts somewhere. This lead me to YouTube. Maybe in the comment section I would find some one who would say, "We're fucked get over it.". Actually I did and shared some of my "anguish", you might say.

    I have been comfortable saying that I don't expect to die of old age but that gives me 40 years perhaps. The thought of the end being in the next 10 years was there but perhaps, too daunting to accept, even with the evidence of the last few years and my understanding of exponential change. Then in the comment section of a video I found mention of your name and your interview on New Zealand TV3 with Paul Henry. Guy McPherson – Human Extinction within 10 years. I watched the interview. I looked you up. You're an ecologist, someone who understands the connectedness of things.

    It may be confirmation bias but all of a sudden I feel vindicated in my beliefs. I also feel strangely less stressed and depressed. Now I have more of a target and time frame. I am going to sit down with my partner and watch your videos. We are going to have an open and honest discussion about the future. I know my partner respects my intellect and I feel I am strong enough to hold the space for that discussion to happen. What we share with the girls we can decide a little further down the track. When I was single it was easy to think about choosing when to go gentle into that good night, having other lives linked so closely to mine makes it daunting.

    Now for the real reason I came to this video to make a comment. I have just found you. You have closed your Facebook account and so I never got to connect with you that way. I came to share some love and gratitude with you. I'll quote some words of yours that strike a chord with me. "I think hope is a horrible idea. Hope is wishful thinking. Hope is a bad idea – let's abandon that and get on with reality instead. Let's get on with living instead of wishing for the future that never comes." I have learnt two very important lessons in life. One is that we have a choice when it comes to how we act and react. Secondly it is through acceptance of reality that we can best make that choice. Thank you and, since I'm an atheist, I'll just say, May you find peace before you go. May all who read this find peace.

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    I like Guy Mcpherson but I dislike the constant singling out of the U.S. regarding climate change. The U.S. is the shiny grill on the Cadillac running the world over. It is also the easiest target of hate and anger by those who need a place to put that. Humans have done this. Not the U.S. so many hide behind the skirt of the U.S. and then use it as a scape goat and excuse for their own duplicity.

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    enjoyed the talk and was glad to having that hammering that was going on in the back stopped.

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Hey everybody you have to look on the bright side… all the bad players are going to get what is coming to them very soon.

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    What I find really amazing is how the media has kept most people uninformed about the situation. As I go through the days I look at people, and I think the large majority are unaware. Lately wildfire smoke has enveloped my home city of Portland… last night was very smoky, but today is nice, cool and rainstorms are forecast to roll in within a few hours. At this point I feel that every survivable moment is a gift. I dealt with the grief years back. Guy you have been a great help with that. Thank you.

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Great to see you at home on your Plantation in Belize, looks real nice. If I had the cash and my health was up to it I would go to your workshop Guy. I'm a big fan of you eventhough I bitch every now and then on your vids.

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    does anybody get the impression that the credential lists that go on and on in the middle of cyclone is relevant???? we're goin down and we need to listen to the history of some history .. we are history k.. the moment is not a moment unless you live in it ..

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Thank you all for your support and effort. Thank you Dr. Guy McPherson especially for all of your hard work, compassion, and dedication as a teacher, your chosen life path. I sincerely wish you and Pauline the best of memories spent in our limited time here on Earth. Thank you.

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    thanks Guy, from the bottom of my heart, for what you have been doing and going through with much courage all these years. and thanks to all supporting you. mucha suerte para todos. as saludos

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Take good care Guy . Thank you for the insight over the years . As I tell everyone ..Be good or do not get caught .

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Lovely show!
    Thanks to you all, nice to see you like this.
    Thanks Guy for spearheading decency, learning and much more.
    Thanks Kevin for following up, you will do great.
    Thanks Dahr for all your work, you are so right our time is too precious to waste.
    I also still spend my time in what is left of our nature researching, trying to help where possible and choose my company carefully the rest of the time.
    Love, compassion and support is scarce in industrial society so best not waste time on those who have other agenda's.
    I do prepping, but not as most perceive it for survival, rather to avoid unnecessary suffering in the end.
    Have a lovely time all 🙂

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Gen. H.R. McMaster, 9-27 re-balance 20T, NSA "ThinThread" Darkweb program, bioshield

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    I'm honoured to be taking over the reins at Nature Bats Last on PRN.fm from next month 3pm EST on the 3rd of October in the U.S. 7.am on the 4th in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    Dahr Jamail has offered to come back on the show as has Paul Gunter where we will canvas the nuclear implications of abrupt climate change.

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    I loved the show. It was a fine ending to the hand-off to Keven as host for the next episode.

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    That's right, there's plenty of data. We need more connecting of dots and visualizations (worthy activities) particularly from scientists. If governments can constantly change thresholds for acceptable pollution, scientists can adjust theirs also in order to present reality.

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