Faced by either individual extinction (death), or collective extinction (climate catastrophe), especially if self-propelled, humans find the idea of complete senselessness almost as terrifying as physical annihilation. In Shakespeare’s immortal lines, and through his tragic protagonist’s unavailing last-minute regret for what he has done out of pride, arrogance, and ambition, we hear the echo of humanity’s lament in the face of extinction, whether individual or collective.
searching for the meaning of existence as well as the meaning of annihilation
The trees, says Kirwan, tell a story. https://time.com/5694648/ghost-forests-climate-change/?utm_source=pocket-newtab They will come to us one day, our descendants, and ask WHY. And thir lips will move but their voices will be whispers of agony and disbelief. WHY did you take away our planet before you left, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather? What will we say?
This will be the century of the young
This tweeter calls me ‘subhuman’ because I think being #vegan is a viable option, though I’m only #vegetarian. Guess I’m glad he doesn’t think he and I don’t belong to the same species! twitter.com/oldgorky/status/1154994174376185857