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It shows that some of us have been observing suicidal behavior on the part of industrial civilization for several years now.
Some recent posts on that subject are: Civilization Is Now On Suicide Watch, 2, 3, 4.
Some older posts on that subject are: MOMCOM's Mass Suicide & Murder Pact, 2, 3, 4, 5.
The idea has been expressed by famous people in modern times, such as “The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Need I mention that some of the most renowned historians have pointed out that it is the rule, not the exception, that societies commit suicide:
"In other words, a society does not ever die 'from natural causes', but always dies from suicide or murder --- and nearly always from the former, as this chapter has shown." - A Study of History, by Arnold J. Toynbee(Dredd Blog Quotes Page). Those who do not flatter society fall from favor, but honesty is better than favor.
Anyway, here is the post from today's date in 2009:
Nations become suicidal sometimes when enough people lose a grasp on reality to begin to act like an individual person does when that individual threatens to jump off the bridge.
Take NAZI Germany in the late 1930's as an example. Thankfully Germany fully recovered.
We have a growing problem of suicidal thinking in the United States.
People who are primarily not college graduates, or otherwise educated about ecology and environment, are buying into a notion that humanity can do no permanent or serious damage to the environment, in terms of changing the climate.
Some Russian hackers stole emails from a climate research facility which they interpreted as proof of a vast global conspiracy to deceive the world about climate change.
A NASA scientist was interviewed to get his take on the situation:
Last week, someone leaked e-mails obtained by hacking into the server at the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. Activists who have long denied the reality of climate change ... say they show that climatologists have engaged in a grand conspiracy to manufacture a case that global warming is occurring due to human activities. Do the hacked e-mails undermine the case for anthropogenic climate change?(Newsweek [they "lost" it, so here is the Wayback Machine version]). The Piltdown man scientific fraud, a clear case of scientific fraud, did not mean that all evidence for human evolution was thereby made fraudulent. The hacked email controversy is not a clear case, but even if it was it would not prove the case alleged by the climate change deniers.
No, they have no effect on the science. The evidence for human-made climate change is overwhelming.
It is essential that we learn the tenets of Ecocosmology so that our understanding is expanded to a cosmic understanding.
That is, a broader understanding of what humanity must do, including taking care of the earth, in order to avoid extinction of the human species.
One of these interviews is real, the other is too ... what is the difference?
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