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Faith Communities, Foodsheds, And The Future, By Carolyn Baker

Church Garden

Whatever our tradition—Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or indigenous, we are now being called to participate in the “unveiling” and pierce the veil of old paradigms. We are being compelled to live and love in new and unfamiliar ways that stretch the heart, perhaps even to the breaking point. This end/beginning invites us to move beyond sectarian labels and elevated piety into the territory of becoming not only a more compassionate human being, but members of a new species of human that fully experiences and lives its divinity.

. . . → Read More: Faith Communities, Foodsheds, And The Future, By Carolyn Baker

Bye-Bye Baby Boomers, By Carolyn Baker

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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?

. . . → Read More: Bye-Bye Baby Boomers, By Carolyn Baker

“Promised Land”: Energy And Ethics In The Age Of Economic Decline, By Carolyn Baker

Promised Land Image

“Promised Land” is the story of one man’s journey from what he believes is the epitome of decency to an inward struggle with ethical issues he had never anticipated having to confront. In an era of societal unraveling and economic decline, like Steve Butler, we must all return to those two troubling questions: Why am I doing what I’m doing? What really matters? . . . → Read More: “Promised Land”: Energy And Ethics In The Age Of Economic Decline, By Carolyn Baker

Our Dependence On Oil Puts A Glass Ceiling On Economic Recovery, By Victoria Johnson

Oil & Money

In a new report out today we explore the impact of sustained high oil prices on current prospects for economic recovery. We argue that economic prosperity is predicated on the availability of cheap oil. This is not just based on simple correlations. In recent years a number of economists have begun to re-write the very foundations of macroeconomic theory, demonstrating that energy plays the most important role in economic growth. This is supported by warnings in the past year from the IEA, IMF and G7 that high oil prices have likely been constraining economic growth and economic recovery from the recession. . . . → Read More: Our Dependence On Oil Puts A Glass Ceiling On Economic Recovery, By Victoria Johnson

Collapse Fatigue: Prevention And Treatment, By Carolyn Baker

Forest Fire 2

The reason many people experience collapse fatigue is that they are waiting for a dramatic, off-the-cliff event that will “prove” to themselves and their detractors that collapse is actually happening—and thereby bring civilization to its knees. Moreover, let’s be honest: Anyone who has researched collapse and is preparing for it has some last vestige of doubt, however miniscule, that the way of life we have known since birth will actually vanish. Why else do hundreds of people tell me that they feel schizophrenic about collapse as they continue knowing what they know, but interact with countless others who are clueless? Why else do some people confess that some part of them thinks they may be crazy for preparing? . . . → Read More: Collapse Fatigue: Prevention And Treatment, By Carolyn Baker

Oil Wars On The Horizon, By Michael Klare

Oil Wars

The seeds of energy conflicts and war sprouting in so many places simultaneously suggest that we are entering a new period in which key state actors will be more inclined to employ force — or the threat of force — to gain control over valuable deposits of oil and natural gas. In other words, we’re now on a planet heading into energy overdrive. . . . → Read More: Oil Wars On The Horizon, By Michael Klare

VIDEO: Ban On Iran Oil Shakes Obama Administration

President Obama has blamed tensions with Iran as the reason behind rising oil prices in the US causing the US to buy oil at above peak oil prices and use its reserves. . . . → Read More: VIDEO: Ban On Iran Oil Shakes Obama Administration

VIDEO: Max Keiser Interviews Dmitry Orlov

Economic Collapse: A planet on the verge of a nervous breakdown . . . → Read More: VIDEO: Max Keiser Interviews Dmitry Orlov

There’s More To It Than Oil, By Chris Clugston

Natural Resources

The end of our industrial lifestyle paradigm will be dictated by Liebig’s Law, and by humanity’s response to its consequences. Unfortunately, it is impossible to know at this point which increasingly scarce nonrenewable natural resource (NNR) or NNR combination will ultimately prove to be industrialized humanity’s limiting factor. Consequently, humanity’s global societal collapse may be triggered by scarcity associated with one or more NNRs other than those commonly considered “most critical” to the perpetuation of our industrial lifestyle paradigm—fossil fuels, or oil specifically. After all, the space shuttle Challenger disaster was caused by a faulty o-ring. . . . → Read More: There’s More To It Than Oil, By Chris Clugston

Bringing It Down To Earth, By John Michael Greer

Earth From Space

The recognition that these two transformations, the outer and the inner, work in parallel and have to be carried out together is the missing piece that the sustainability movements of the Seventies never quite caught. . . . → Read More: Bringing It Down To Earth, By John Michael Greer