Category Archives: Preparing for Civilization’s End

Collapse Watch

It’s been a while since I posted about the collapse of our industrial civilization. Background is here if you’re interested in my take on how it will occur, due to the interconnection between our global economic and energy systems and … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page Sometimes I feel as if I’m in possession of a great and important secret, but I live in a world where (almost) everyone else speaks a strange foreign language, so no … Continue reading

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The Price of Oil

The clueless gamblers that speculate on stock and commodity prices have been having a field day recently. Desperately chasing profits, like high-rollers who keep increasing their casino bets every time they lose, they have wiped billions out of share and … Continue reading

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Letter of Termination

image from Fill at Pixabay CC0 Dear Powers That Be Consortium: This is to inform you that the services your organizations have been providing to us, as our agents, no longer meet our needs, and we are terminating our agreement (the Industrial … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter — December 2017

New Yorker cover by R Kikuo Johnson A dark time for me, finding myself absurdly triggered by completely ordinary events, and aware of the impossibility of letting go of my anxious, fear-driven, hypersensitive, reactive, stress-riddled self. Meanwhile, day to day events … Continue reading

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Senseless Behaviour

If you don’t like hopeless messages it might be best to skip this post. Cartoon by David Sipress from The New Yorker When you put too many rats together in a confined space in conditions of scarcity for a prolonged period, you get … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: September 2017

Photo taken out the author’s front door yesterday. “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” So says Hamlet, poking gentle fun at the science (“philosophy”) of the day. A few centuries … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: June 2017

PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S END Photo taken from my balcony last month Approaching a Minsky Moment: Nicole & Ilargi update their primer on the financial collapse that is likely to precipitate the collapse of our industrial economy (and the end of … Continue reading

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20 Lines of Work to Encourage Your Kids to Avoid

(Haven’t done a rant for a while; let’s see how many people I can inadvertently offend this time around. Be forewarned that this post contains immoderate, highly-judgemental language, inadequately-defined terms, Oxford commas, and unsubstantiated opinions. I’m not proud.) THE ROGUES … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

The events of the last three months have made it increasingly clear that we’re well into the first wave of global industrial civilization’s collapse. There’s been an astonishing increase in extreme weather events and climate anomalies, attesting to the rapid … Continue reading

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