Degrowth


Brace for Impact

It is time to focus on building a movement for adaptation to climate change.


Living through economic collapse

How to get along after the economy fails and "the system" is unraveling.


Resilient Suburbia

It could be much more self-sufficient, healthy, productive, and life-affirming.


Equality and Sustainability

Life would improve for the ecosystem and human majority if we all lived like Cubans.

A solution to Brexit? - Tall Ships

By all that's holy, what's not to love about the end of oil.

A Case for Autonomy
 
We're not in Kansas anymore. Or more to the point - Kansas isn't Kansas anymore.


The End Game Begins?
 http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-cope-with-total-failure.html
Either you position yourself before the skies darken or you are left groping in the dark.


Moderns don't get it!
 http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-cope-with-total-failure.html
Modernists do not understand the systemic risk inherent in dependence on complex technologies.


Too little, To late
 http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-cope-with-total-failure.html
At COP21 the world’s nations tried to limit the rate at which the greenhouse gases will increase!

Homeless Urban Surviva
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http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-cope-with-total-failure.html
This is how to survive in a settled urban area if you lose everything, including your home.


Rebel Architecture
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Film series profiling architects who are using design as a form of activism and resistance.

The Solution Space - Part 1
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Cost of capital will be too high and solutions needing it will lie outside solution space.


The Solution Space - Part 2
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If solutions depend on cooperation at a large scale, they will not be part of solution space.


The Solution Space - Part 3
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Proposed solutions which depend on energy-intensivity will lie outside of solution space.


The Solution Space - Part 4
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The shift to lower consumption will be imposed on us. Our choice is how we face it.


The Solution Space - Part 5
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Our ways forward will be inexpensive, small-scale, simple, low-energy, and community-based.


From Here on Down
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Keep your head down, your nose clean and your hands busy! Get used to it and thrive!


Burden of Denial
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Their reasoning is that the existence of iPhones proves that progress is still happening.

Growing Wheat Intolerance
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Bread has been a part of our diet for 10,000 years. Recently people are intolerant to it.

Learning from Icarus
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A reflection on how making society more resilient may be worse than doing nothing.

Come on Home!
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Ecological agriculture and sixteen wonderful farms that point the way to sustainability.

Grass - Soil - Hope
 http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2014/01/grass-soil-hope.html
Response to climate change and resource depletion? Build topsoil; fix creeks; eat organic.

Crash on Demand
 
David Holmgren shows a way through the tough times ahead. Peak Oil - Climate Change. 

Off-grid handcrafted life

Much of what he builds in life not just functional, but aesthetically beautiful. 

Reinventing Square Wheels
http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2013/10/reinventing-square-wheels.html
Monastic life is one of the consistent success stories in the history of communal living.

Talking about the future
 
How to talk about the likely death of billions of people without freaking people out.


Learning one farm at a time

Intensification growing - how millions of farmers are advancing agriculture for themselves. 

Columbian Renaissance
 http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2013/03/columbian-renaissance.html
In Colombia the alternative ecovillage hippies are coming to be known as 'the people'.


Food, Water, Energy & Shelter
 
As things seem to be coming apart you will have to step int to provide your basic needs.


Into an Unknown Country

Any meaningful response to our time of crisis has to begin with changes in our own lives.


Sustainable transportation

What will our future settlements look like? Chances are you'll have to see on foot.

The Sufficiency Economy
 
A prosperous way down from the overshoot of population and resource depletion.


Embracing Radical Simplicity
 
Radical simplicity is distinguished from poverty, in that true poverty is involuntary.

Larry Ellison - Oracle

Oracle Corp CEO buys Lanai for half a billion dollars. Bill Gates misses the boat again.


Embrace the Change

Considering the available alternatives, there really isn't that much choice.

Fleeing Vesuvius
 
How we can bring the world out of the mess in which it finds itself.

Resilience or Death

Preparing our farms for the end of agriculture as we know it. We call it Permaculture.


Toward an Economy of Earth
 
Taking responsibility for oneself in agrarian anarchy in a community at the edge of empire.


Occupy Earth

Degrading Earth's systems to bolster the bottom line is foolish & reckless. It hurts us all.

In a van - down by the river

Tell them what you're going to say. Say it. Then tell them what you said. "Go for it!"


Defending Agrarian Anarchy
 
They call it paradise. I don't know why. You call someplace paradise, kiss it goodbye.


Roots to Rise
 
Some people call it dropping out. I call it leaving one world and appearing in another.


Embracing Voluntary Poverty
 
The things we’ve discussed may get put to use by people unafraid of voluntary poverty.


Life and Love after Collapse
 
From the wilderness of Idaho here’s what I think the elephant looks like.


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