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Watch Navigating the Coming Chaos (part one) (http://vimeo NULL.com/21400927) on Vimeo.

Sacred Demise

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Peak Moment TV Interviews Guy McPherson On Climate Change And Acceptance

The Greatest Danger, By Joanna Macy

Munch

How do we live with the fact that we are destroying our world? What do we make of the loss of glaciers, the melting Arctic, island nations swamped by the sea, widening deserts, and drying farmlands? If you’re really paying attention, it’s hard to escape a sense of outrage, fear, despair. Author, deep-ecologist, and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy says: Don’t even try.

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The Complete Series: “What Collapse Feels Like”, Parts 1-5

Coming Storm

By popular request, Parts 1-5 of the recent “What Collapse Feels Like Series” have been condensed and reprinted here.

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What Collapse Feels Like, Part 4 of 5: Despair: Every Hour Offers A Choice, By Carolyn Baker

Despair

So if you want to insist that life is meaningless, which by the way even Nietzsche did not believe, you probably should stop reading right here. If you want me to convince you that life isn’t meaningless, well, I can’t do that, nor do I want to. It’s really none of my business, but if you have some inkling that it’s possible to find/make meaning in the throes of despair and that doing so matters in any way, you may want to continue reading.

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Bye-Bye Baby Boomers, By Carolyn Baker

Depression 3

A May 2 article in the New York Times “Suicide Rates Rise Sharply In US (http://www NULL.nytimes NULL.com/2013/05/03/health/suicide-rate-rises-sharply-in-us NULL.html?_r=2&)” informed us that not only have suicide rates increased in the past decade among teens and the elderly, but more surprisingly, they have surged among the baby boomers. Ten days later, an article on the Alternet website asks, “Is Cutthroat Capitalism Pushing A Growing Number Of Baby Boomers To Suicide? (http://www NULL.alternet NULL.org/hard-times-usa/cutthroat-capitalism-pushing-growing-number-baby-boomers-suicide)” Certainly, we might expect adolescents and the elderly to take their own lives, but why baby boomers—people in the 35-70 age bracket? What is it about this group?

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Finding Renewal In Times Of Loss: Carolyn Baker Reviews “Why The World Doesn’t End” By Michael Meade

World Changing

In a time of decline, demise, unraveling and what is very likely to be the collapse of industrial civilization and the paradigm on which it rests, it is crucial, in my opinion, to grasp and nourish the opposite of descent by attending to all that may facilitate an ascent to a rebirth of humanity. Descent, in fact, is only one half of the story of civilization that is now playing out its last act. From the ashes of that collapsed paradigm, another will emerge, and our work in current time is to forge a framework with which it can be constructed—a skeleton of sanity, sagacity, creativity, compassion, and vision to be enfleshed on the bare bones of what we modestly call “preparation,” knowing that today’s preparation is tomorrow’s next culture. . . . → Read More: Finding Renewal In Times Of Loss: Carolyn Baker Reviews “Why The World Doesn’t End” By Michael Meade

Playing Court Jester, By Guy McPherson

Guy McPherson

I understand wanting to promote empowerment, creativity, and hopefulness. I cannot understand promoting these attributes in the absence of — or at the expense of — factual information supported by extensive, rational analyses. . . . → Read More: Playing Court Jester, By Guy McPherson

The Horrific Toll Of Depression: Suicides Linked To Recession, As Budget Cuts Force Out Mental Health Professionals

Depression

Those who believe that logistical preparation alone is sufficient as industrial civilization crumbles are deluding themselves. This article gives us a clue about what is in store for us emotionally. Are we prepared to cope with it? . . . → Read More: The Horrific Toll Of Depression: Suicides Linked To Recession, As Budget Cuts Force Out Mental Health Professionals

The Shooting Of Congresswoman Giffords, By Mike Ruppert

Gabrielle Giffords

[In spite of how the media spins this tragedy, let's keep the bigger picture in mind.--CB]

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://www NULL.collapsenet NULL.com/free-resources/collapsenet-public-access)

January 9, 2011, 10:30 AM PST (Culver City) — The shooting yesterday of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D, AZ) which also resulted in the deaths of six people and the wounding of 14 others . . . → Read More: The Shooting Of Congresswoman Giffords, By Mike Ruppert

Is There An Ecological Unconscious? By Daniel B. Smith

Labyrinth 2

[Think the collapse of industrial civilization is nothing more than a physical phenomenon requiring only logistical preparation? This brilliant New York Times article from earlier this year argues otherwise. It is even more relevant than it was 11 months ago.--CB]

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://www NULL.nytimes NULL.com/2010/01/31/magazine/31ecopsych-t NULL.html)

About eight years ago, Glenn Albrecht began . . . → Read More: Is There An Ecological Unconscious? By Daniel B. Smith