“We must face the extinction level problems we’re facing with everything we’ve got. Anything else is just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” – Gary Stamper
Ed’s note: There’s no way we are not going to see a collapse, and although what it might look like and when are still somewhat up for grabs, we have “crossed the Rubicon” on too many fronts. My guess is that we’ll first see an economic collapse, which will trigger other “collapses”, which will ultimately in catastrophic environmental collapse.
The following article addresses the effects of collapse in a timeline of collapse: from the first 24 hours, to the first 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months, a year, and finally – hopefully – recovery. Here it is.
CATASTROPHE TIMELINE: WHAT WILL HAPPEN
Humanity is Tumbling in the Wrong Direction
There comes a time when the absurdity of the world around us – at least for me – reaches the point of no return. We have crossed a madness line and I fear in some way there is no going back. Of course, we can never really go back to anything but crossing certain lines really does shift the course of history. Now what I wonder about is, “How did we get here and how will we survive the society we have become?”
Mushrooms are high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. On the negative side, fresh and dried mushrooms, like Shitakes are expensive. We as gardeners can get around that by growing our own.
The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected
“We conclude that multi-meter sea-level rise would become practically unavoidable. Social disruption and economic consequences of such large sea-level rise could be devastating. It is not difficult to imagine that conflicts arising from forced migrations and economic collapse might make the planet ungovernable, threatening the fabric of civilization.”
More than ten years into a career in the academic ivory tower, Guy McPherson terminated his do-nothing, six-figure arrangement and turned his efforts toward awakening the public about impending catastrophic climate change. McPherson says current science is now showing that enough climate feedback loops have been triggered that we are in a runaway climate-change scenario, where nothing we may try to do can possibly reverse drastic temperature increases. The heating of the planet over the next few decades—unprecedented on a geological time scale—will result in the loss of many species, including humans. His assertions have, of course, come under heavy criticism from many mainstream thinkers as well as some climate scientists. In this clip, Derek Jensen allows McPherson to lay out his basic case, and then starts hurling the zingers that have been voiced by critics, and allows McPherson to respond to the criticisms.
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In early February, Carolyn Baker, my wife Anyaa, and I will be hosting a diverse group of people from Australia, the UK, Germany, and the U.S. on a 10-day journey to the northern Yucatan to visit several ancient sacred Mayan archeological sites, cenotes (underground rivers), beach villages, mangroves, and more.
As 2014 winds down, it’s always good for us to reflect back a bit to what this year meant for all of us. It was a bitter-sweet year of expanded travel and of loss of some very dear loved ones. Obviously, each had a tremendous impact on us in their own ways.
Finca Las Nubes (“farm of the clouds”, in Spanish) is located on the southern Pacific coast of Nicaragua, right above San Juan del Sur — a destination beach town. It takes about 2.5 hours to drive there from the country’s main airport in the capital, Managua.
The 100+ acre property lies on a hillside plateau approximately 1,200 feet above sea level. When it was originally purchased nearly 15 years ago, it was pretty much undeveloped jungle.
Today, Finca Las Nubes (FLN, for short) remains largely in a natural state; but much has been done in the intervening years to create sustainable, productive systems for those now living and/or working on it.
I take no pleasure in reposting this article, not even with the horrible vindication of my article, “At the very least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over,” especially with the amount of shit I took over it from people who could not see the bigger picture as they nitpicked their feeble stances.
“Never in the history of humankind has the planet been confronted with such a grave set of circumstances. Fukushima represents all that can go wrong when scientific applications and technological advancement within a crude industrial context have gone awry. Unfortunately, given the many trajectories that numerous fields of technological innovation are currently on, Fukushima and the BP Gulf oil spill of 2010 may only be the beginning of a period of accelerating technospheric breakdown which will sweep across the planet.”