Thanks for posting this, Art. It's fucking brutal. I thought about posting a pull quote, but really the whole thing needs read. We're fucking up horribly.
There's an interview in BAGR1 called Field Work in the End Times (part 1, part 2 will be in the second issue). It's an interview with a friend who is a working anthropologist in Alaska who has to remain anonymous (at least for the time being). But there's a lot about Alaska that we really need to know. This is the forefront both for active colonization, relatively recent settling, oil extraction and crude production, and climate change, but life up there is an intersection of absolute untamed wildness and unparalleled domestication. In Anchorage, more people commute by private planes and helicopters than by public transportation. It's a boom state from oil and yet the cost per gallon is 4 times the national average. Above all else, Alaska is a glimpse of things to come, both in terms of climate instability and infrastructure fragility. As this story shows, even when the silver lining is that civilization is unable to carry on, the realities of these consequences are soul crushingly unbearable.