The Homeless Romantic Podcast
The Homeless Romantic Podcast
When Will Humans Go Extinct | Professor Guy McPherson Ph.D. | HR #211

Professor Guy McPherson discusses various topics related to the ongoing mass extinction event, denialism, and the limitations of human progress. He mentions the denial of the mass extinction event by many people, including government officials and media personalities, and shares his personal experience with a defamation campaign. McPherson also touches on the issue of microplastics and their impact on wildlife and humans. Furthermore, McPherson discusses the concept of progress and the limitations of man-made advancements, using the example of civilization functioning as a heat engine. He shares anecdotes from his high school days and draws parallels between cultural differences in Europe and America. McPherson also shares his perspective on historical events, such as World War I, World War II, and the Spanish Flu, and their impact on population growth. Additionally, McPherson discusses the importance of skilled labor and the role of white privilege in global overpopulation. He shares his personal struggles with physical and mental health and reflects on how society has changed regarding health and the naming of clothing. McPherson also discusses the historical exclusion of women in scientific fields and the case of Paul Ehrlich’s “The Population Bomb” publication. Throughout the conversation, McPherson expresses frustration over humanity’s denial of the potential negative consequences of civilization and the importance of taking care of oneself and others


Key Moments
00:00:00 Intro
00:05:00 Microplastics
00:10:00 civilization contributes to global warming
00:15:00 shift in school culture
00:20:00 cultural differences in Europe and America
00:25:00 Charles Manson, Ted Kaczynski, and Gary Davis
00:30:00 President Theodore Roosevelt
00:35:00 World War I, World War II, and the Spanish Flu
00:40:00 indigenous people
00:45:00 mental health, chronic pain and medication use
00:50:00 children are maturing faster
00:55:00 humanity’s stupidity

#guymcpherson @NatureBatsLast

John Waters | Legendary Film Maker

Bill Ayers | Anarchism & Socialism | Weathermen Underground | #98 HR

A Conversation with Cory Doctorow | Author, Journalist & Activist #155 HR



MUSIC INTRO by @JustinLepard