Author Archives: Guy McPherson

Guy McPherson is Professor Emeritus of conservation biology at the University of Arizona. His is the leading voice on the topic of abrupt climate change resulting in near-term human extinction. His professional activities were under surveillance by the United States government in 1996, and his classrooms included an NSA-contracted spy no later than 2005. He has been labeled an anarchist and eco-terrorist by senior members of the Obama administration. He readily pleads guilty to the former and probably also the latter, depending upon how it is defined.

No Surrender

“Giving up is not giving in: accepting our fate is not synonymous with jumping into the absurdly omnicidal mainstream. Just because we’re opossums on the roadway doesn’t mean we should play possum. Resistance is fertile, after all.”—Guy McPherson Going Dark By Guy McPherson SAN ANTONIO Belize—(Weekly Hubris)—March 2017—I’m routinely accused of giving up. Worse, it […]

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A Letter to the Future

“If you’re reading these words and comprehending their meaning, it’s too late for my premier bit of advice: do not use written language. It’s temptingly beautiful, like a flower with thorns or a venomous invertebrate. But using language, like using thorns or venom, is a short-term proposition. And death can result from a single contact […]

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Born in Captivity

“I encourage people to pursue excellence, to pursue love, to pursue what they love to do. I don’t think these are crazy ideas, actually. And I also encourage people to remain calm, because nothing is under control, certainly not under our control.”—Guy McPherson Going Dark By Guy McPherson “Action is the antidote to despair.”—Edward Abbey […]

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Pandering to the Populace

“Everything, every thing, and every being must be monetized. From soil to oil, from water to air, from joy to toys, everything must be assigned value. What kind of value? The only kind this culture understands: the kind with dollar signs.”—Guy McPherson Going Dark By Guy McPherson “The further a society drifts from truth the […]

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