Collapse of Systems

Will we know what counts as good leadership if Things Fall Apart? Johnathan Gosling

Click here to read full original article. Jonathan Gosling University of Exeter, UK Abstract Leadership 2017, Vol. 13(1) 35–47 ! The Author(s) 2016 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1742715016680675 lea.sagepub.com Suggestions that change can be handled through ‘adaptation and resilience’ assume continuity of cultural norms and value judgements, but here we explore what might happen…

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Why Growth Can’t Be Green – Foreign Policy Magazine

Link to Original Article. Why Growth Can’t Be Green. Foreign Policy. Jason Hickel. September 2018. Warnings about ecological breakdown have become ubiquitous. Over the past few years, major newspapers, including the Guardian and the New York Times, have carried alarming stories on soil depletion, deforestation, and the collapse of fish stocks and insect populations. These…

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12 Reasons why people deny we’re headed for collapse.

12 reasons why people refuse to address the idea that we’re headed for near-term societal collapse Jem Bendell offers a list of 12 styles of resistance of confronting the imminent collapse of human and Earth systems. The starting point for a generative discussion of the deep adaptation agenda is a difficult one. Because to begin…

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Some guidelines for surfing the edge of chaos…

Some guidelines for surfing the edge of chaos, while riding dangerously close to the black hole of trauma Sandra L. Bloom MD University, Philadelphia, PA, USA Abstract The political scene in the USA has changed dramatically with the election of Donald Trump, and antidemocratic forces appear to be gaining momentum in other countries as well.…

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The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the United States

An estimated 200 million Americans will be exposed to serious psychological distress from climate related events and incidents: The severity of symptoms will vary, but in many instance the distress will be great. In the coming years, a majority of Americans will experience direct adverse effects from the impacts of global warming. Natural disasters and…

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Capitalism Must Die For Environment to Live

Capitalism and global sustainability are incongruous with one another, according to a recent paper for the UN’s 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report. The team of researchers from various academic institutions throughout Finland who wrote the report gave a sobering assessment of the planet’s future if the current economic order continues unabated. Namely, that all rich…

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Confounded On The Bridge Between Worlds, By Carolyn Baker

Like so many individuals, I was compelled last week to bear witness to the contrived crisis created by the Trump Administration at the southern US border. The images, the sounds, the stories continue to swirl in my head even as this week brings a host of new, vivid, and shocking reports. I lived on the…

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