Editor’s Note: I am pleased to introduce guest contributor, Christopher Stanley. Christopher wrote this in response to my recent essay, “‘What If It’s Already Too Late?’: Being an Activist in the Anthropocene”, and it so impressed me I had to share it (with his permission). Christopher’s six maxims are a guide for sanity in an unsane world. Enjoy!
Civilization is not the World.
Civilization is ending, but the World is not. The World has lived through far greater changes than us. The World was here for billions of years before we came along, and will be here for billions of years after we’re gone. We are not so grand that we can kill Life itself. Continue reading A Guide to the End of Civilization (in 6 simple maxims), by Christopher Stanley