Plastic in wetland habitat, photo by me.

I have been thinking of Earth Crisis, the sixth extinction and futures.

Paleontology proves such catastrophic shifts in abundance and diversity of life have happened before, and more quickly than one might imagine.

This time, the trajectories of evolution ahead of us, or the new biogenics of Earth systems, have been irreparably skewed or deviated by anthropogenic activity. Even an ice-age predicted by Milankovitch cycles has been prevented. The bitter truth is that, for a long while, certainly since the Rio summit of 1992,  these harms have been a conscious effort ~ the first time in Earth’s history. 

Very little has been done by way of prevention, as most are carried out in the name of economic growth and personal freedoms (as if totally justifiable). Further, there have been deliberate cover-ups of scientific data, campaigns to confuse and obfuscate, and huge amounts of capital spent to edify the unconscionable.

Knowingly harmful acts, both individually and cumulatively, continue to  recalibrate an uncharted evolutionary/biogenic trajectory.

 

Hubris (latin) ~ wanton violence, insolence towards the gods.

Genesis (latin) – from PIE ǵenh ~ to produce, beget, give birth.

 

Hubrigenesis ~ the evolutionary aftermath of the biospheric violence of the Anthropocene.

Any continuation of the violence actively contributes to the hubrigenesis. 

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