McPherson, a conservation biologist has been warning all who would listen that the existing economic model would lead to civilization's collapse and human extinction resulting from loss of habitat due to extreme weather events. It is not a message that many want to hear yet some find it liberating and are choosing to pursue what they love understanding that the
processes set in motion are no longer reversible. Academically we know of past collapsed civilizations and five previous mass extinctions. But the ability to incorporate the knowledge that we too are vulnerable, that it could be us next, into prudent social behavior is in conflict with Capitalism's utopian demand for unlimited growth and the commodification of all. He touched on scientist who have raised alarm about trapped and frozen methane stability and other unforeseen feed backs.
McPhersen offers some observations on what to do when facing a terminal diagnosis and why he is delivering it.