great enemy of grief is hope. Hope is the four-letter word for people
who are unwilling to know things for what they are. Our time requires
us to be hope-free. To burn through the false choice of being hopeful
and hopeless. They are two sides of the same con job. Grief is
required to proceed.
have repeatedly indicated I have done enough, most
recently in June of last year.
I’ve often quoted Albert Camus in this space, and this line from
the French philosopher seems fitting: “In order to understand the
world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” It is long past
time for me to turn away. No, really: I’m serious this time.
I have still been posting here since last June, as I continue my
attempts to inform the disinterested masses. Yet another serious
death threat last month reminds me that time is short, and that I
would rather spend my limited time with those who love me than with
those who don’t. I already had several posts in the queue at the
time, as well as a few interviews scheduled, so I continued to post
in this space after the threat.
threat did not target me. Instead, the sender — a former friend —
threatened to destroy everyone in my support network, one at a time,
until it is gone. I pointed out that my support network is tiny, so
it would not take long to destroy it. The following day, as if to
place an exclamation mark on the death threat, a friend committed
suicide. Every day, as if to rub salt in the proverbial wound, I am
falsely accused of illegal acts. Every week, as if doing so is
clever, my own life is threatened.
my life is one thing. After all, martyring me likely would accelerate
distribution of my message. Furthermore, I know I am nearing the end
of my life, and I have accepted my near-term demise. Threatening the
lives of the few people who support me, on the other hand, is
unconscionable. It has led me to re-evaluate my priorities.
have thoroughly documented evidence regarding abrupt climate change.
I have written and spoken at length, always at no charge. Years after
the evidence has pointed to abrupt climate change and its obvious
outcome for humans, my message has been co-opted by dozens of people
who fail to mention my name (i.e., they plagiarize me). An additional
few thousand people have called me horrible names for promulgating
evidence without the obligatory,
nonsensical inclusion of hope.
have sacrificed everything except my integrity in the battle against
climate change and the Sixth Mass Extinction. In response, I
have been accused frequently of “giving up” and lying about my
I receive daily email messages criticizing my personal choices with
respect to housing, generation of electricity, traveling, what I eat,
and what I drink. These accusations and criticisms make no sense, yet
they do not surprise me (for example, the city-based privilege
of veganism is no solution,
is a bunker).
I take actions far more radical than any other person I know, and I
encourage others to do so as well. Yet the baseless accusations keep
coming, without provocation, and without supporting evidence.
might write the occasional essay in this space, for no audience
beyond myself. After a lifetime of writing, apparently I cannot stop,
even though I agree with prolific American writer E.B. White:
“Writing is hard work and bad for the health.” Changing locations
inspires me to write, and otherwise I am rarely inclined. I do not
write to elicit sympathy from the reader, much less empathy. My
self-absorption is not that severe, and empathy is rare in a culture
that worships sociopathic behavior.
will continue to pen a monthly article for Weekly
long as my radical missives are welcome there. I will continue to
of Extinction video clips,
as I am inspired. I could publish “Mailbag” posts indefinitely,
as misinformed hatred for me and ignorance of my message combine to
provide a seemingly endless supply of nonsense. I am growing weary of
pointing out the absurdity of the masses, so I will minimize or forgo
these “Mailbag” posts.
future efforts generally will focus on social criticism rather than
the sciences of conservation biology and abrupt climate change. I
will greatly reduce the time I spend accumulating, collating, and
synthesizing evidence on the latter topic.
will no longer serve as a personal search engine for the dozens of
people who ask every week. Please perform your own due diligence.
will flee most of the groups within social media inspired by my work,
a process I have already begun. These groups have largely become
troll farms far more interested in defaming me than in evaluating the
evidence I present. I have endured hatred toward me for more than two
decades. I do not need even more animus in my life.
the careless reader incorrectly believe I am complaining about my
personal circumstances, I am compelled to again point out the
abundant joy I have discovered in my carefully examined life. My
happiness is an emotional response to the supreme joy of finding my
life’s purpose, as well finding as my small, loyal tribe. There
doubt my deep and frequent thoughts of dying also contribute to my
do not ask me, much less tell me, to pursue interviews with the
corporate media. I have been interviewed
by leading media outlets in
New Zealand (The
Paul Henry Show,
subsequently renamed), and Russia (RT).
It is no doubt a coincidence that I — but not my work — have been
defamed by the leading
mouthpieces of imperialism in
the United States (WashingtonPost and New
and Great Britain (The
Professional journalists know that some topics do not sell products.
The abundant evidence regarding abrupt climate change leading to
near-term human extinction is near the top of that list.
do not tell me that some form of geoengineering with save
evidence indicates it will not.
And despite the distracting, evidence-free stories with which I am
species is about to join the remains of the living planet in the
final stage of a terminal disease. As I have long pointed out, it is
past time we acknowledged hospice
as an appropriate response.
summary, I will be acting a lot like the uncompensated retiree I am
during my little remaining time on Earth. For example, I will be
spending ample time dancing and considerably less time responding to
hateful email messages from critics of my personal life and those who
insist upon “solutions” they incorrectly believe I have not
I have indicated previously, I will be making some memories and
documenting them on Instagram. People interested in my personal
response to my professional work can
follow my adventures here.