Doom update

The crisis narrative is widening, deepening and darkening with every day that goes by. Economic indicators, food stocks, the price of oil, the world’s financial system – there is a kind of “perfect storm” convergence for the much-dreaded disaster scenario. Read John Feeney’s opinion piece entitled “Humanity is the Greatest Challenge” at the BBC’s Green Room. “Despite increasing climate change coverage, environmental writers remain reluctant to discuss the full scope and severity of the global dilemma we’ve created. Many fear sounding alarmist, but there is an alarm to sound and the time for reticence is over. We’ve outgrown the planet and need radical action to avert unspeakable consequences. This – by a huge margin – has become humanity’s greatest challenge.” Another worthwhile gloom update from George Monbiot here.


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