If you are rationally minded and a believer in the ability of scientific study to isolate facts and build an understanding around those facts, then you are likely very concerned about the future of humanity on this Earth.
No one wants to talk about the possibility of near term human extinction but in our Wisdom Circle we will. Our wisdom search is based on the premise that the current climate and pollution crises mean early extinction of most species, including humans, in about ten to twenty years, and that extinction is already well underway and too late to reverse. In these monthly small group conversations, we explore our emotional responses to this unfolding tragedy and examine spiritual and ethical issues as we prepare ourselves for what is certain to come very soon.
We are your hosts, Thom Hawkins and Charles Jacobsen, and our Wisdom Circle meets the first Sunday of every month from 12:45 to 2:30 in the Fireside Room of Throop UU Church, 300 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. Our meetings are non religious and open to everyone. the public. We share heartfelt wisdom and look forward to the continuing enrichment of this conversation as we struggle together to cope with the tragic reality of diminishing life on our Earth.
If you don’t yet fully share the conviction of near term human extinction, you are stilll welcome to participate in our wisdom circle as long as you focus on how you might feel and act if you were to accept our premise of near term human extinction. If you have questions about the evidence supporting our premise, please go to the many resources available online and in print that we will mention. We are not here to discuss and debate the evidence, but feel free to share with the group relevant references from your own reading and observation.
It feels good to treat the earth respectfully, so keep doing what you can to mitigate the damage and to adapt. Action is the best antidote for despair, much better than false hope. Just don’t become attached to outcomes, because nothing can stop imminent extinction at this late stage. Thank you for having the courage and compassion to consider joining us.