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8. July 2014

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Contemplating Suicide? Please Read This

If you are contemplating suicide, please re-consider. And then click here for awareness, prevention, and support on the topic of suicide. I’m not advocating for or against suicide. I’m non-judgmental about the issue, although I agree with Archbishop Desmond Tutu that every human has a right to make the decision to end his or her […]

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30. September 2014

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Facing Truth

by  Jonathan Woolson (bio follows) These are our choices, that we choose to continue, …and the results of our choices, that we make every day…   …and the fragmented limbs and bodies of South Sudanese, Syrian, Israeli, and Gazan children, …and the Right of Return is ground into the pulverized dust of Palestine’s concrete and […]

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28. September 2014

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NTHE Question

What do people think of the slogan and campaign briefly described below?It’s been discussed on the Climate Progress blog. The designer, Milton Glaser (who did the I heart NY slogan), was on CBC national radio last month and made the point that Global Warming sounds like something comforting to those not understanding science (97% of […]

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26. September 2014

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5 Reasons Why Some People Insist on Discussing Collapse, and Even Extinction

by Jamey Hecht, PhD Truth-telling. American civilization is an abusive parent who provides more material goods than most, but lies about just how violently he acquired those goods. With hundreds of military bases abroad, American authority is like a Mafioso who brings home big bags of toys and candy with blood all over them, and […]

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24. September 2014

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Two More NTHE Questions

What is freedom? How is the concept of freedom related to this predicament? ** I am interested in knowing what people think NTHE will look like. Humans are clearly very adaptable and clever. Will all humans be killed, or just the majority of them? Will some small groups be able to survive, in some tiny […]

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22. September 2014

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The Truth about Near-Term Human Extinction

by Emma Fenton, long-time reader in this space As near-term human extinction is debated back and forth, argued for and against (with a degree of condemnation), the signs are already painfully obvious that this is the path we are heading down. Climate change, environmental damage and nuclear meltdowns are the signposts towards the demise of the human […]

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20. September 2014

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Even More NTHE Questions

Now that it looks like methane from Siberia and the arctic is really picking up, what would happen if we had a large sudden release of methane a hypothetical extinction-level release, what would be the result in speeding up NTHE? ** Integrating three different perspectives (individual human, all humans, and all other species), what really […]

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18. September 2014

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A Tragic View of Human Destiny and the Latest from Reese Jones

by Bud Nye I wanted to respond to NTHE Question #11, “Why is this happening? Or, better yet, When did it start?” Unfortunately, I have found that I cannot comment any longer at NBL due to Page Not Found errors. Partly for this reason, and partly because of its length, I decided instead to write […]

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16. September 2014

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Call to Action: Reclaim the Climate Movement; Radio Interview Alert; and Tonight’s Radio Show

Call to Action: Reclaim the Climate Movement by Kari McGregor, co-founder of the Australian grassroots non-profit, Sustainability Showcase, where she manages various degrowth-oriented projects. Kari is also editor of SHIFT magazine, an independent advertising-free magazine that provides a platform for voices of the degrowth movement and deep ecology. A committed downshifter herself, Kari devotes much […]

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14. September 2014

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New in the Classifieds

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14. September 2014

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facing death with serenity

by the virgin terry just caught part of a segment of pbs’ newshour on the topic of the apparent connection/correlation between creativity and ‘mental illness’ or ‘mood disorders’ like chronic depression. made me think that maybe i need to get more ‘mentally ill’. who knows, it might make me a better writer (it sucks to […]

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