Where are we going? And why are we in this handbasket?

I’ve been cutting down on the news I read lately; haven’t gone on a whole-hog bookmark-deleting news fast though. I’ve even still been reading the fascinating conspiracy blog Rigorous Intuition. But I wonder if it might be something I have to abstain from too if I wish to receive the emotional benefits of avoiding the news for a while. This bit was posted today:

These are strange days, even for those who have anticipated them. It’s not so much that things are going to Hell, it’s just that things seem to be getting there so much sooner than expected. Only two more years of drought and the Amazon rain forest may burn and become a desert, a process “that might end in the world becoming uninhabitable.” The oceans are devolving into an acidic, primeval goo. Complex life is dying by our hands while we extinguishing ourselves, creating conditions unknown for hundreds of millions of years, in which the very bottom of the food chain, the slimes and invertebrates, reinherit the Earth.

Yeah… RigInt might have to go for a while.

3 thoughts on “Where are we going? And why are we in this handbasket?”

  1. If you want a more balanced view of the world going to hell in a handbasket, check out http://www.fromthewilderness.com

    Mike Ruppert knows his stuff about Peak Oil etc., although some of his conclusions about the origins of 9/11 are pretty suspect, the research leading hiim there and the rest of the stuff is pretty good.

  2. I hear you re: not wanting to deal wiith it. Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re going to be given a choice and we’ll have to deal with it sooner rather than later. Chinese generals (according to US defense department) have accepted the inevitability of war with the US in the next fifty years for one reason. There isn’t enough oil for both of us.

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