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11 Comments

  1. I have serious reservations about the “Are We Headed Towards Extinction?” article.

    First off, speaking as a microbial ecologist and systems theorist, it *is* entirely possible to mitigate the worst of climate change, *if we take action*. While grief for what we’ve lost and what we will lose is important and entirely natural, the sort of nihilistic embracing of it encouraged by the author is ultimately counter-productive, and enables the sort of world-destroying behavior that got us in this mess in the first place. Mourn if you need to- then look up your local chapter of Extinction Rebellion, the Sunrise Movement, the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, System Change Not Climate Change, or the Climate Mobilization project.

    Secondly, I’m instantly suspicious of anyone who positively cites arch-TERF and wannabe-eco-doomsday-cult leader Derrek Jensen *and* increasingly alt-right gadyfly James Kunstler in the same article.

    Lastly, if you want an article that tackles a lot of the same topics (though it’s admittedly a few years old now), I definitely recommend Richard Smith’s Six These On Saving the Planet: https://thenextsystem.org/six-theses-on-saving-the-planet

    • Thanks for this! Even seeing the title of that article was putting me on edge today. If I’m going to be keeping tabs on that kind of heavy stuff about the environment, I’d rather hold on to the assumption that we can still make a difference, so I appreciate you bringing that side of things.

  2. A follow-up: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-21/byron-bay-instagram-influencers-murfers/11326968

    I do not and have never lived in Byron, but I grew up within the broader Northern Rivers area. That Vanity Fair read covered some aspects of the situation, sure, but it was strange in how it presented influencers as making up a large proportion of the community, when actually a lot of locals are irritated and alarmed by the increasing tourist load and rapid gentrification coming out of Byron, when the area overall is actually still a regional area with low employment, high rates of mental health and substance abuse issues and not enough support services, etc etc. By ignoring the broader community and presenting the area as practically composed of young instragrammers (rather than struggling farmers, retirees, normal families) that Vanity Fair article really felt like it missed the mark, for me.

  3. OMG from the article about the barefoot climber : “Ms. Incontro seemed like a nice person who was ‘having a day’ as it were,” her lawyer, Thomas Harmon, told The Washington Post in an email late Tuesday.”

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