We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Report: Prepare for the Climatic Collapse of Civilization

Click here to access article by Wayne Madsen from Strategic Culture Foundation

Articles from credible sources (for example, from the climate scientist Paul Beckwith) are slowly creeping in the blogosphere about an article published recently by Live Science entitled “Existential climate-related security risk:A scenario approach” which sounds the alarm about the imminent dire effects of global warming. This article is another.
Two authoritative Australian experts, backed up by a retired admiral of the Royal Australian Navy, recently issued a dire report that warns of an impending collapse of civilization from human-caused climate change.
But as Beckwith remarked, "the vast majority of the public continues to be blissfully unaware of the clear and present dangers that we face." 

Most scientists are employed by governments and corporations and trained by institutions that are all under the control of capitalist ruling classes. Thus, they are very conservative about the implications of global warming, and it is rare to find a scientist that points to the system of capitalism and the ruling classes that benefit from it.