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Extinction level eventuality: Why civilization must die before it's too late.

Dec 12 2015

In the best case scenario, this civilization is still dead, but we've transitioned somewhat consciously to a new kind of civilization. Or there's the other option, which is collapse and barbarism and vast death.

Writer Roy Scranton explains why he sees death when he looks to civilization's future - from national political systems unable to address the looming, global threat of climate change, to our failure on an individual level to move behind ethnic and national arrangements as a globalized earth grows more chaotic - and how we have a choice between the death of our current way of life, or the death of our species itself.

Roy is author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization from City Lights.

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Roy Scranton

Roy Scranton is an author and journalist.


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