‘Since I published my 2-part essay about the end of the world here at Gods & Radicals, I’ve been contacted by lots of people who have been thinking the same thing. It turns out there’s a whole community out there prophesying the near-term extinction of the human species. I probably disagree with most of them about what “near term” means. 3 I think I have more faith in the resilience of capitalism than many of them do. There’s still a lot of the planet for capitalism to consume before it’s done. 4 But my most interesting discussions haven’t been with those people who focused on the “We’re doomed!” aspect of my essay, but those who were more interested in the question, “So what do we do now?”
One of these discussions was with Patrick Farnsworth, the creator of the podcast, Last Born in the Wilderness. Patrick talks with folks about climate change and radical political theory, and has interviewed such significant voices as Silvia Federici, Derrick Jensen 5 , Paul Ehrlich, John Zerzan, and Charles Eisenstein, as well as several of my fellow G&R contributors. One of the questions Patrick frequently asks is: “What is climate change asking of us?” Or to put it another way: “As individuals and as a species, what is the Earth calling us to.” Patrick surmises—and I agree—that fighting to the bitter end is not the answer to that question.’
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