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Conversations with Andrew Harvey

Carolyn and Andrew Harvey on How To Respond To Catastrophic Climate Change.

Carolyn and Andrew discuss collapse.

Living Resiliently

Carolyn’s Latest Books

Mutually Assured Well Being: The Continuity Of Community And Individual Resilience, By Carolyn Baker

Interdependence

I invite the reader to review the features of community resilience and personal resilience several times. In doing so, I believe it is impossible to miss their inextricable connection and how the two types of resilience impact the other given the reality that individuals and communities foster both. . . . → Read More: Mutually Assured Well Being: The Continuity Of Community And Individual Resilience, By Carolyn Baker

Optimism Bias: What Keeps Us Alive Today Will Kill Us Tomorrow

Happy Face

Still, you can’t always get what you want. In the end, all that’s left is what you need. And we know that, unconsciously. It’s just that in the meantime we like to be sitting pretty. And not think about the fact that this very attitude of ours will hasten and worsen the end. We’re creatures bent on instant gratification. Which is, come to think of it, precisely why we have our optimism bias in the first place. . . . → Read More: Optimism Bias: What Keeps Us Alive Today Will Kill Us Tomorrow

Walking And Our Ability To Cope, By Raymond De Young

THE BOOK OF ELI

The prescription is simply to walk in a natural setting. Nothing extreme, neither grand nor distant, is required. A walk during lunch down tree-lined streets, a restful interlude in a vest pocket park, or an evening stroll through neighborhood nature will suffice. Certainly the choice of what walking route to take does matter. In a study that validated aspects of attention restoration theory, a walking route through an arboretum that was tree-lined and separated from traffic significantly improved mental effectiveness when compared to a route in the same area and of the same length but more urban in character ( Berman, Jonides, & Kaplan, 2008). . . . → Read More: Walking And Our Ability To Cope, By Raymond De Young

When The Jobless Become The Unemployable, By Catherine Rampell

[Another glaring indicator of the speed with which industrial civilization is collapsing. Inevitably paralleling the end of jobs as we know them is a burgeoning underground economy which will be well in place when fiat currency no longer exists–CB]

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

The longer people stay out of work, the more trouble they have finding new . . . → Read More: When The Jobless Become The Unemployable, By Catherine Rampell

10 Skills Needed To Thrive In A Post-Collapse World, by Jeffrey Green

Knowledge is something that no one can take from you. It’s the eternal wealth that will help you thrive in a Post-Collapse world.

Mad Max: Village Roadshow Pictures

Jeffrey Green Activist Post

Some experts see the perfect storm emerging for a dramatic collapse of Western civilization claiming we’ve reached environmental, economic, and geopolitical tipping . . . → Read More: 10 Skills Needed To Thrive In A Post-Collapse World, by Jeffrey Green

Survive Anything–Food Crisis

By Giordano Bruno

Neithercorp Press – 11/29/2010

Food production is one of the most essential concerns of any society. Without direct availability and ease of consumption, without the consistent flow of agricultural goods, every nation existing today (except the most primitive) would immediately find its infrastructure crumbling and its people in a furious panic. . . . → Read More: Survive Anything–Food Crisis