Conversations with Andrew Harvey

Carolyn and Andrew Harvey on How To Respond To Catastrophic Climate Change (http://vimeo NULL.com/92105850).

Carolyn and Andrew discuss collapse (http://vimeo NULL.com/33870113).

Living Resiliently

  • Order the hard copy (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Collapsing-Consciously-Transformative-Turbulent-Activism/dp/1583947124/ref=la_B002POHCPU_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392342533&sr=1-1) which contains 17 essays and 52 reflections.
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Carolyn’s Latest Books

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Order now (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Navigating-Coming-Chaos-Handbook-Transition/dp/1450270875/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1295907633&sr=1-1) Read the Introduction (http://carolynbaker NULL.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Navigating_intro NULL.pdf)

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

Sacred Demise

(http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Sacred-Demise-Spiritual-Industrial-Civilizations/dp/1440119724/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?tag=533633855-20)
Purchase the book (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Sacred-Demise-Spiritual-Industrial-Civilizations/dp/1440119724/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?tag=533633855-20) Read the foreword (http://carolynbaker NULL.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sacred_demise_foreword NULL.pdf)

Sorting Out Possible Scenarios For The Future, By Sharon Astyk

Collapse 4

Because none of us has crystal balls, and none of us is perfect, it makes the most sense to plan for multiple possible scenarios, and thus to put our energies in the places that get us the most bang for our buck, the most resilience and best possible responses for the broadest *range* of possible scenarios. I’m going to list five scenarios that I think are possible, running from the most unlikely to the most likely, and then we can explore this question of what the future is going to look like, not from our single bet, but from the perspective of trying to maximize utility for multiple scenarios. . . . → Read More: Sorting Out Possible Scenarios For The Future, By Sharon Astyk

Four Misconceptions About The Simple Life, By Duane Elgin

Simplicity 2

It is important to recognize inaccurate stereotypes about the simple life because they make it seem impractical and ill suited for responding to increasingly critical breakdowns in world systems. Four misconceptions about the simple life are so common they deserve special attention. These are equating simplicity with: poverty, moving back to the land, living without beauty and economic stagnation. . . . → Read More: Four Misconceptions About The Simple Life, By Duane Elgin

Smashing The Melon of American Complacency With The Mallet of Russian Grit, By Erik Curren

Smashing

But while his online homies clearly relish Orlov’s hard edge, it would be a shame if his intimidating reputation put off a wider audience from reading his brilliant book, recently re-released. Here, I’d like to propose a different, hopefully more accessible way of seeing Orlov: as a foreign-born observer of American culture in the mold of Alexis de Tocqueville. But with a little bit of Gallagher thrown in — yes, that Gallagher, the prop comic with the goofy hair and suspenders, popular in the 1980s for smashing watermelons on stage. . . . → Read More: Smashing The Melon of American Complacency With The Mallet of Russian Grit, By Erik Curren

Facing The New Dark Age: A Grassroots Approach, By John Michael Greer

Stormy Weather

Despite four decades of detailed warnings, industrial civilization has failed to turn aside from self-destructive policies of exponential growth and dependence on nonrenewable resources. At this point, stark limits of time and resources as well as a failure of political will make attempts to prevent the fall of industrial society an exercise in futility. Individuals, small groups, and communities can still prepare for the approaching crises by mastering low-tech survival skills now to lay foundations for a sustainable society in the future. . . . → Read More: Facing The New Dark Age: A Grassroots Approach, By John Michael Greer

Why Time Is Short Now That We’re Past Peak Oil, By Chris Martenson

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The only thing that could prevent another oil shock from happening before the end of 2012 would be another major economic contraction. The emerging oil data continues to tell a tale of ever-tightening supplies that will soon be exceeded by rising global demand. This time, we will not be able to blame speculators for the steep prices we experience; instead, we will have nothing to blame but geology. . . . → Read More: Why Time Is Short Now That We’re Past Peak Oil, By Chris Martenson

Preparing For Economic Collapse, By Fernando Aguirre

Collapse of Building

“How can I prepare for an economic collapse?” Is one of the most common questions I get. It usually takes me a second to start to explain how complex such a question is. It’s like asking an auto mechanic “Say, how do you build a car?” or asking a computer engineer “What’s all that stuff inside my laptop?” I do have some first-hand experience in this matter though. The economy in my country, Argentina, has gone through various crises, but none as large as when the economy collapsed in 2001 after a decade of apparent prosperity. The currency devaluated, Argentina defaulted on its USD$132 billion debt, the largest default ever. The middle class took to the streets after bank accounts were frozen and the president was forced to resign, escaping the presidential building in a helicopter. What I’ll do is, based on what I know, provide five quick foundational steps for you to follow so as to be better prepared if something like what happened in my country ever happens in yours. . . . → Read More: Preparing For Economic Collapse, By Fernando Aguirre

Steep Oil Prices, Food Shortages Will Likely Spark Deadly Riots This Year, By Michael Klare and Tom Engelhardt

Food Prices

From now on, rising prices, powerful storms, severe droughts and floods, and other unexpected events are likely to play havoc with the fabric of global society. . . . → Read More: Steep Oil Prices, Food Shortages Will Likely Spark Deadly Riots This Year, By Michael Klare and Tom Engelhardt

Preparing For Life In A Peak Oil World, By Gail Tverberg

Dead Gas Pump

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://oilprice NULL.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Preparing-for-Life-in-a-Peak-Oil-World NULL.html)

We know that peak oil will be here soon, and we feel like we should be doing something. But what? It is frustrating to know where to start. In this chapter, we will discuss a few ideas about what we as individuals can do.

1. What will the first . . . → Read More: Preparing For Life In A Peak Oil World, By Gail Tverberg

Bye, Bye Ms. American Empire–Can We Talk About Secession Now? By Bill Kauffman

ancient rome

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://www NULL.alternet NULL.org/books/149103/bye_bye_ms NULL._american_empire_–_can_we_talk_about_seccession_now/)

The following is an excerpt from BIll Kauffman’s Bye, Bye Miss American Empire (http://www NULL.chelseagreen NULL.com/bookstore/item/bye_bye_miss_american_empire/) (Chelsea Green, 2010).

Norman Mailer, the novelist and pugilist whose 1969 campaign for mayor of New York City (http://www NULL.nytimes NULL.com/2007/11/18/nyregion/18mailer NULL.html) was the most articulate and pugnacious and inspiring secession episode . . . → Read More: Bye, Bye Ms. American Empire–Can We Talk About Secession Now? By Bill Kauffman

The Transition Town Movement’s Initial Genius, By Craig Comstock

[Speaking Truth to Power mentioned on Huffington Post. Thank you Craig!–CB]

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://http://www NULL.huffingtonpost NULL.com/craig-k-comstock/the-transition-town-movem_b_788693 NULL.html)

Can we get beyond denial about peak oil, climate change, and economic troubles as long as we don’t find forms of action open to us?

The genius of the “transition town” movement is that it starts . . . → Read More: The Transition Town Movement’s Initial Genius, By Craig Comstock