The End is Nigh

April 2024 Forums General discussion The End is Nigh

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    By 2020 extreme weather will be the norm, causing global devastation; 

    By 2040 much of Europe will be Saharan; and parts of London will be underwater. 

    By 2100 80% of the world's population to be wiped out. 

    As someone pointed out (was it Zizek?) some people find it easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.


    Lovelock? I may be wrong but isn't he the chap who in the 1970s predicted an ice age by 2020? The danger with predictions of this kind is that they overwhelm concerned people who then adopt a "nothing can be done" attitude.


    It was Zizek, Adam.  'Living in the End Times'.  A very compelling but ultimately futile argument that is based on the presupposition that socialism can come out of chaos.  Zizek has the same problem that Stuart Hall had.  Analysis without imagination or any kind of vision.Interesting coverage of the global warming 'debate' in the Grauniad today.   Stern is arguing that the current chaos is the direct result of carbon emissions.  We should be arguing that the market system is incapable of dealing with any kind of crisis because it's too busy causing crisis!

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