Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
Date Written: 10/02/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20375
Reports from the Arctic are getting pretty grim.
So there you have it my fellow humans: it's at least possible that we could be looking at an epic extinction event, caused by ourselves, which could include exterminating our own species, or at least what we call "civilization," in as little as nine years.
What is particularly galling, in thinking about this, is the prospect that eight of those last years might find us living in a country led by Donald Trump, a climate-change denier who seems hell-bent on promoting measures, like extracting more oil from the Canadian tar sands, the North Dakota Bakkan shale fields and the Arctic sea floor, as well as re-opening coal mines, that will just make such a dystopian future even more likely than it already is.