Category: Deep Adaptation

Is Deep Adaptation Mere Doomsaying?

Is Deep Adaptation simply scary talk? Unscientific hyperbole? Depressing fatalism? The irony of climate hyperbole is that while many people disappear emotionally and become immobilized, there are also many who believe catastrophe is inevitable. They may believe the science and they may largely understand…

Walking on Lava II

(excerpted from Dark Mountain Manifesto) It is, it seems, our civilization’s turn to experience the inrush of the savage and the unseen; our turn to be brought up short by contact with untamed reality. There is a fall coming. We live in an age…

Oskar’s Quest

This is a fresh and unique 34 minute video, produced by Jem Bendell, about a 13 year-old’s exploration of climate collapse. It’s authentic, revealing and very touching.

Walking on Lava I

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.                                                          …

Climate Grief

Since 2007, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s model describing the five stages of grief has been applied to climate change by both those who accept the science and by those who do not. Looking at climate change through the Kubler-Ross lens isn’t quite as straightforward as if…

The Anthropocene: Humans Behaving Badly

Do humans have a purpose on earth? This is slightly different from asking a more open-ended, “What is the purpose of life?” or “Why are we here?” (in this universe). The question I’m asking, and hearing others ask, is more local, more pointed: “What…

The Path To Thriving II: Possess Nothing, Own Everything

The more deeply we dive into the philosophical core of sustainability, the more we realize a critical principle determining our human aliveness is whether we can realize the trans-corporeal matrix currently being impinged by every increment of our expanding economic structure. How do we…

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