Collapse of Systems

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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50% Drop in Plankton – CBC December 2018

(Read the original CBC article here) CBC. Building blocks of ocean food web in rapid decline as plankton productivity plunges. Scientist say the cause is unknown. Jane Adey · CBC News · Posted: Dec 22, 2018 They’re teeny, tiny plants and organisms but their impact on ocean life is huge. Phytoplankton and zooplankton that live…

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The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the USA – NWF

This report would be strong support while watching any of our many podcast interviews with report author, Lise Van Susteren. In this report they estimate over 200 million Americans will be impacted with psychological stress as climate change and extreme weather events become more common – now…and in the very near future. In more recent…

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Dark Ecology – Paul Kingsnorth – Orion

(Read original article in Orion) Paul Kingsnorth has blazed many an important trail into the wilderness of the unknown and uncertain future for humanity on Earth… This essay is no exception. Starting with this Leonard Cohen quote. * Original Orion article includes hundreds of comments, that I have not included here. Take the only tree…

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Institutional and Cultural Inertia – John Scales Avery

(Read the article on Transcend Media Services) This article is poorly titled. It is a clear layout of our global cultural sickness and equally clear suggestions for healing and being more fully human. John Scales Avery is a Nobel laureate and Transcend Media Services is a wellspring of thoughtful, powerful insight on humanity generating a…

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467 Ways to Die on a Warming Globe – Clive Hamilton

467 Ways to Die on a Warming Globe Clive Hamilton (To read this in the Guardian) The Guardian. November 2018. While most people in most countries accept the truth of climate science, they reject its implications. What can be done to change that? A new study published in Nature has found evidence for 467 ways…

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