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Living Resilience

A brilliant overview of human history to our current condition of overshoot and collapse

By Dean Walker | February 3, 2019
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This video is a part of the core curriculum for our online support materials program, Deep Academy. Geologic and human time scales How can We Salvage Our Global Civilization Professor Tadeusz Patzek Director of the Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC) 2019 lecture. This extraordinary lecture gives a vivid historical context for how…

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The Five Most Important Climate Change Facts – Job One for Humanity February 2019

By Dean Walker | February 1, 2019

(Read the original article here)   The 5 Most Important (and shocking) Global Warming Facts Introduction This article not only sums up the most important things to know about global warming, it also simplifies the core message of our website. It is intended to assist mature and intelligent individuals review difficult but accurate global warming…

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Dean Interviewed on Last Born in the Wilderness.

By Dean Walker | January 30, 2019

(edited version. dw) My thanks to Patrick Farnsworth and his podcast, Last Born in the Wilderness, for this conversation about the current and imminent collapse of human and Earth systems – and how we might use this moment as an opportunity to intentionally reconnect with: our deeper selves, others and Earth. Isn’t it amazing that…

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Living Into Being – Joe Brewer – Katie Teague video.

By Dean Walker | January 28, 2019
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Extraordinary video producer, Katie Teague, offers us a brief glimpse into the forward imaginings of Future Designer, Joe Brewer.

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Hope and Vision in the Face of Collapse – Jem Bendell

By Dean Walker | January 28, 2019

(To read this article on Jem Bendell’s Blog Site)   “People need hope, Jem.” “It’s really important to have a vision of a better future, Jem” As someone who worked in environmental campaigning and then organizational change, I learned about the role of hope and vision in helping to align and motivate people. As someone…

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Deep Adaptation – Jem Bendell – UPFSI – 2019

By Dean Walker | January 28, 2019
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Professor Jem Bendell, in an interview with Stuart Scott of UPFSI and ScientistsWarning.TV, fleshing out his distinction, Deep Adaptation. Professor Bendell is a rare voice speaking truth to power, speaking to the world, but also to his colleagues in the Sustainable Business arena. His 2018 writings were deemed too fear-inducing to be published in their…

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The Depravity of Climate Change Denial – Paul Krugman – NYT

By Dean Walker | January 27, 2019

(read this in the New York Times oped) The Trump administration is, it goes without saying, deeply anti-science. In fact, it’s anti-objective reality. But its control of the government remains limited; it didn’t extend far enough to prevent the release of the latest National Climate Assessment, which details current and expected future impacts of global…

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Collapse is Already Here – Chris Martenson

By Dean Walker | January 26, 2019

(Read Martenson’s essay at Peak Prosperity website) Many people are expecting some degree of approaching collapse — be it economic, environmental and/or societal — thinking that they’ll recognize the danger signs in time. As if it will be completely obvious, like a Hollywood blockbuster. Complete with clear warnings from scientists, politicians and the media. And…

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Where We Are Now – Noam Chomsky

By Dean Walker | January 21, 2019

(To read this article in The Nation) If you take a look at recent history since the Second World War, something really remarkable has happened. First, human intelligence created two huge sledgehammers capable of terminating our existence – or at least organized existence – both from the Second World War. One of them is familiar.…

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In Facing Mass Extinction We Must Allow Ourselves to Grieve – Dahr Jamail

By Dean Walker | January 21, 2019

Reposted from Truthout In this excerpt from The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption, author Dahr Jamail explains how he learned to process the heartbreaking truth of inevitable climate destruction and the possibility of mass extinction. In 2015, my best friend, Duane French, came down with pneumonia…

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