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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. First, the Economy Collapses: Although climate collapse will finish off our teetering and unsustainable civilization, the inevitable first domino to fall will be the global industrial growth economy.

2018 76

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

There’s increasing acceptance that it is a disease — that our globalized industrial society is inherently debilitating and requires us to spend our whole lives attempting to heal from its negative effects (video elaborating on this here — thanks to Susan Nelson for the link).

2018 59

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Howe Sound Ballet: My friend Bob Turner captures astonishing footage of seals, sea lions and massive schools of anchovies right in Snug Cove, Bowen Island. Corporations Loathing Customers: Corporations have done their damnedest to automate and outsource the annoying nuisance of employees.

2018 46

Risky Business

How to Save the World

Last year’s Davos Global Risk Forum “landscape” Larger clearer version with legend here. . But we’re desperate to believe that cheap oil won’t run out until we have “environmentally friendly” renewable energy available in abundance.

2018 69

Struggling to pick up the trash in the face of weaponized evaluation

Chris Corrigan

” These are the organizations tasked with picking up the work that governments and corporations refuse to do. As we have sunk further and further into the 40 year experiment of neo-liberalism , governments have abandoned the space of care for communities and citizens especially if that care clashes with an ideology of reducing taxes to favour the wealthy and the largely global corporate sector.

2018 42

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement.

2019 95

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

T he 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. Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?:

2017 61