Collapse of Systems

Thanatos and Eros in the 21st Century – Umair Haque

Umair Haque. Medium. February 2019 Thanatos and Eros in the 21st Century (We’re freaked out because) the things we treasure most are dying. So what can we do about it? __________________________ I wrote the other day about how there’s an epidemic of bad vibes sweeping across the globe. Everyone I know feels strangely shaky, anxious,…

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Plummeting Insect Numbers Threaten Collapse of Nature – The Guardian

(Read this in the Guardian)   Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review Why are insects in decline, and can we do anything about it? Damian CarringtonEnvironment editor @dpcarrington Sun 10 Feb 2019 13.00 ESTLast modified on Sun 10 Feb 2019 20.00 EST Comments 1,393 The rate of insect…

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

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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Dean Interviewed on Last Born in the Wilderness.

(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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Collapse is Already Here – Chris Martenson

(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

(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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US Farmers are Paid to be in Climate Denial – Inside Climate News

Click here to read whole article in ICN) Dean comment: This is the finest bit of journalism I’ve encountered, that examines just how US, Big AG, Big Finance, Fossil Fuel Companies, the US Farm Bureau, and innumerable farmers, big and small, have joined together for years to deny climate change, promote damaging and unsustainable farming…

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