Category Archives: Preparing for Civilization’s End

Links of the Quarter: April 2, 2016

Although I’ve always been a radical (at least in the original sense of the term), nothing I’ve written on this blog has stirred up a lot of controversy. You’d think predicting the collapse of industrial civilization this century, or ‘coming … Continue reading

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It’s Not Peak Oil, It’s Peak Affordable Oil

Lately there has been some suggestion that “Peak Oil is dead” — that because of the recent drop in demand and price for oil, we will never again see high oil prices and will never run out of oil. What … Continue reading

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After Us the Dragons

Many people find it hard to believe I can be, on the one hand, resigned to the utter collapse of our civilization culture in this century (not suddenly, but over several decades of great hardship and struggle), and, on the … Continue reading

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My Pleasure

For many years I have described myself, in profiles online, as a hedonist. As much as any label can fit someone, it seems to fit me. This past weekend I’ve started to understand why that’s so. I’ve described my recent … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: December 26, 2015

I appreciate that what underlies our realization about this civilization, with its ruinous appetite for destruction and exhaustion of the Earth’s resources, and the atrocious (and usually hidden from public view) violence and suffering it inflicts on the land and … Continue reading

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Know Yourself. Heal. Self-Liberate. Experiment. Build Community.

(for a hi-res PDF version of this poster, click here) Let me put this another way: There is no point getting angry, terrified or grief-stricken at the actions of politicians, corporatists, psychopaths (organized or disorganized), factory farmers, lawyers, bureaucrats, organized … Continue reading

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The Admission of Necessary Ignorance

My latest article, The Admission of Necessary Ignorance, is up at SHIFT magazine as part of its tenth, science-themed, edition. Check out the whole magazine! SHIFT is back in business after several months’ hiatus and they are gradually restoring the first … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: September 29, 2015

one of many disturbing warming scenarios from the latest study by Jim Hansen’s team shows that global warming is far from uniform; total glacial melt in Greenland (or Antarctica) would set the stage for constant storms of unprecedented size and total disruption … Continue reading

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Against Hope: A Primer on Complexity and Collapse

Saturday evening I participated in a PechaKucha-style evening of presentations sponsored by the Bowen Island Arts Council as part of the Canada-wide Culture Days events. For those not familiar with PechaKucha, it requires you to make your presentation precisely 20 slides … Continue reading

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Mud and Salt

the stunning meditation hut at Mud Girl Molly’s place on Salt Spring This past weekend the Coordinating Team of Bowen in Transition made a trip to nearby Salt Spring Island to meet up with our counterparts at Transition Salt Spring, … Continue reading

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