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Franky Aelbrecht

Bruges, Belgium Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

Because I believe in their mission.

What issues concern you the most?

Climate change

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Tessa Alford

Central, USA Supporting since: 2010

Why do you support PCI?

More people need to know the weighty impacts humans are having on our planet and realistic ways we can each help and change.

What issues concern you the most?

How entrenched humanity’s systems are in marching our death march to its finale. We need to create new systems to replace the old in order to pursue the lives we claim we desire.

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Jared Babula

California, USA Supporting since: 2011

Why do you support PCI?

PCI is doing some of the most important work in the areas of sustainability, system thinking and resilience preparation. Your efforts to educate people as to the real underlying issues facing humanity which are typically not discussed in mainstream writings.

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Ian Baldwin

Vermont, USA Supporting since: 2014

Why do you support PCI?

Best source of information and opinion about energy and its uses, meanings, and abuses

What issues concern you the most?

Human adaptation to a less energy-intense future

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David Banner

Wisconsin, USA Supporting since: 2010

Why do you support PCI?

You guys rock! This is essential work for the literal life of our planet! I am a big fan of Richard Heinberg’s insights and I find the resilience info very helpful!

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Hugh Barr

Wellington, New Zealand Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

PCI appears to me to be doing a very good job of helping the transition to a zero carbon future.

What issues concern you the most?

The world needs to do more to transfer from Greenhouse gases.

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Rachel Barwell

, New Zealand Supporting since: 2018

Why do you support PCI?

To avert climate change.

What issues concern you the most?

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Mike Beilstein

Oregon, USA Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

Need for a societal transformation toward justice, sustainability, more democracy and peace.

What issues concern you the most?

Sustainability.

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Colin Boyle

Greater London, USA Supporting since: 2014

Why do you support PCI?

The [Post Carbon Institute] articles carried cannot be found in one place anywhere else.

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Paul Bruce

Wellington, New Zealand Supporting since: Select Year

Why do you support PCI?

PCI provides up to date material on the state of the climate, along with expert commentary on how to move towards a low carbon state that is inclusive and equitable. The Institute provides consistently high quality informed commentary which I am able to share or use directly in campaigns here in New Zealand.

What issues concern you the most?

A major concern is the movement away from collaborative decision making towards an authoritative state in many countries. Our survival is dependent on a transition to a zero carbon world that allows for equitable use of resources and has found a way to live harmoniously and in balance with a natural world.

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Jane Brundage

Illinois, USA Supporting since: 2016

Why do you support PCI?

Yes, I gladly support the Post Carbon Institute. Post Carbon Institute addresses cultural and social justice issues in an environmental context that is truly unique.

What issues concern you the most?

Coverage of indigenous peoples–culture, knowledge and wisdom, which set the context for the ever-increasing activism of Mother Earth’s original peoples. The message and wisdom of their inextricable link to the land and natural forces is a message whose time is now.

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Dick Burkhart

Washington, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

Limits-to-growth, peak oil, climate change, need for resilience to survive future economic contraction

What issues concern you the most?

Limits-to-growth, peak oil, climate change, need for resilience to survive future economic contraction

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David Burman

Ontario, Canada Supporting since: 2016

Why do you support PCI?

If we imagine a post carbon world, we will be more able to achieve it.

What issues concern you the most?

global warming leading to loss of biodiversity, food shortage, conflict/ war, ecocide, collapse.

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Clinton Callahan

Baleares, Mallorca, Spain Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

Since the beginning PCI has focused on the hard cold (coal) facts: as concentrations of atmospheric CO2 and Methane increase the chances for life on Earth decrease. PCI helps me expand awareness to make the needed changes in our sloppy habits.

What issues concern you the most?

School needs to be liberated. Modern schooling disempowers activists, those who retain their personal authority, who are not distracted by politics, and who organize and take actions that invent next culture. School delivers Standard Human Intelligence Thoughtware which is no longer sufficient or interesting. It is each person’s job to create and move into the culture that they would love to live in.

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Starling Childs

Connecticut, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

PCI is one of the most effective organizations that is seriously confronting and educating people on the pressing need to once and for all decarbonize our energy systems. Richard Heinberg spoke at a colloquium sponsored by E F Schumacher Institute many years ago and his message was clear on this even back then.

What issues concern you the most?

The rising levels of CO2 in the troposphere and consequent rising levels of water in the oceans amongst other horrible oceanic problems!

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Jan Chura

Central Bohemian, ‎Czech Republic Supporting since: 2014

Why do you support PCI?

I care for the future and you do a great job for it by carefully steering minds and actions.

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Joe Clarkson

Hawaii, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

It’s one of the few organizations that grapples with all of the predicaments facing humanity, from climate change and energy depletion to the social issues that present big challenges to mitigating our predicaments.

What issues concern you the most?

Nuclear war, nuclear power plant waste, eventual food production shortages, climate change, fiscal crisis and economic collapse, population overshoot and the collapse of industrial civilization.

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Craig Collins

California, USA Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

Because it is one of the few organizations out there alerting people to the 2 terminal conditions of global capitalism: fossil fuel depletion & climate chaos. In addition, it’s helping encourage community based, resilient responses to the long emergency ahead.

What issues concern you the most?

I would like the institute to put more thought into analyzing the immature yet growing resistance movement that is slowly coming together to oppose petro-powered globalization. How should it respond to ecocide & economic contraction? How can it win people away from xenophobic, militarist populism & promote Green populism instead? How can it encourage greater unity between the movement’s 3 battlefronts: protecting the planet, economic & social justice, and opposing militarism? How can it help build a “homefront” that allows communities to survive the coming global contraction and build resilient democratic responses to this long emergency?

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Christine Dann

Canterbury, New Zealand Supporting since: 2018

Why do you support PCI?

Resilience.org’s ‘Daily Digest’ gives me access to a great range of research, analysis and ideas on common good economics and restorative ecology that I couldn’t get any other way, and find very valuable.

What issues concern you the most?

Economic fairness and sustainability; change from the grassroots up.

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Jed Diamond

California, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

The big issues that face us can feel overwhelming and disconnected. PCI helps make sense of them and offers concrete things we can do.

What issues concern you the most?

What issues concern you the most?

My area of expertise and interest involved the psycho-social aspects of change and the fear that gets generated when people feel overwhelmed. I’m also interested in gender-specific issues and how we can understand and deal with the anger and depression that often accompany the recognition that we are out of balance with our world.

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Hector Duarte-Tagles

Mexico, Sonora Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

Thanks to reading “The party is over” back in 2003, I came to realize the importance of shifting to a more endurable and real sustainable energy use and sources

What issues concern you the most?

Health effects of climate change

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Neville Dunton

Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

PCI can touch so many more people than we can; I and my wife live in New Zealand we teach the powerful design processes of permaculture and spread practical know-how amongst our communities in an effort to create / add to the resilience and permanent abundance of our place. But, our population is tiny compared to the human market that PCI can reach. We need a “beacon”, a burning flame to attract the wandering minds, eyes, and ears of the global community. PCI seems to me to be an inimitable lighthouse filled with sound research, cautions, and commentary worthy of our support and it is simply that which has been our inspiration to donate.

What issues concern you the most?

The consequences of ever growing consumption of Earth’s finite resources and exponential growth of human population must be made known to all sentient creatures and Resilience.org is one broadcaster of this information that I can rely on for objective, non-judgmental commentary and reminders of our steady slide towards extinction if we are unable or unwilling to change our individual / collective practices.

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Janet Eaton

Nova Scotia, Canada Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

The focus on the end of growth and Richard’s clear expression thereof and his clarion calls for alternatives.

What issues concern you the most?

Imperative of creating awareness of systemic perspectives, of the principles and function of ecosystems, understanding how Neoliberalism has undermined planetary systems leading to collapse, and necessity of promoting smaller scale alternatives.

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Eugene Eccli

Texas, USA Supporting since: 2015

Why do you support PCI?

[Resilience.org’s] variety of sources of information, and new voices from different local sources that inspire via their commitment and local activity.

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Curry First

North Carolina, USA Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

running of time to save planet; enormous immediate action required; maybe begin with issue too often ignored; serious cut back on consumption; stopping buying things one already has or buying stuff one not really need

What issues concern you the most?

climate and race as well as prejudice against the other

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John Flanagan

Oregon, USA Supporting since: 2011

Why do you support PCI?

Because of the presence of Richard Heinberg and other Fellows in PCI and the books they have authored. From reading their books I have learned about the important issues currently facing us, like climate change, end of economic growth, peak oil approaching, etc.

What issues concern you the most?

Ramifications of climate change, dealing with problems raised by end of economic growth, and transition to non-fossil fuel future

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Mickey Foley

Minnesota, USA Supporting since: 2010

Why do you support PCI?

To facilitate the transition to a sustainable society.

What issues concern you the most?

Peak Oil, Climate Change, Social Justice

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Walt Foster

Washington, USA Supporting since: 2010

Why do you support PCI?

Resilience.org provides a variety of valuable contributors I would have never known about without this site. I want the site to continue operating.

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Peter Foster-Bunch

, Australia Supporting since: 2009
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Joe Garofalo

Georgia, USA Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

Putting a small amount of money where my/our values lie, we only have one Habitable planet – Gaia is being stressed and strained – Nature Bats Last- and we need harmony within/without. The planet & all precious sentient life needs these Good Works. Outstanding research, articles, videos and heart-center people – who , while pointing out the issues/predicaments we face , offer actionable solutions – while fostering Our Tribe.

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Dan Goldrich

Oregon, USA Supporting since: 2009

Why do you support PCI?

Over the years I’ve learned the most about the climate crisis from work done by the PCI team, especially from Richard Heinberg.

What issues concern you the most?

the politics of confronting the climate crisis and the commitment to economic growth, and how to project in an effective political way a new, more locally-centered economy.

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Robert Gould

California, USA Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

Very educational in terms of understanding and being exposed to a range of resilience/regenerative practices and viewpoints.

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Mike Gould

Wellington, New Zealand Supporting since: 2014

Why do you support PCI?

The world needs [resilience.org] to continue.

What issues concern you the most?

Factual material about how world communities are handling today’s mega-drivers of change, and the ongoing issue regarding fossil fuels.

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Kathryn Gray

Oregon, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

I have a high level of trust in your effort. The quality of the articles you publish. The diverse nature of subjects covered. I want PCI to survive. I honestly don’t send a lot, but I try to send something every year.

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Michael Hanauer

Massachusetts , USA Supporting since: 2014

Why do you support PCI?

PCI’s Overarching view of our environmental problems — getting beyond the symptoms.

What issues concern you the most?

Overpopulation

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Steve Hanson

Centre-Val de Loire, France Supporting since: 2014

Why do you support PCI?

The video series you made with Richard Heinberg and the fact you made some of it available to everyone for free. I have practiced permaculture and that has allowed me to … free up my monetary wealth for other purposes like giving away excess.

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Terry & Carolyn Harrison

California, USA Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

Have been a fan of Richard Heinburg for many years and heard him speak many times. He speaks the honest truth as he sees it. One of the few nonprofits which talks about population explosion and relationship to climate change.

What issues concern you the most?

Regenerative soils as a solution, population, Trump.

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Randy Hayes

, USA Supporting since: 2016

Why do you support PCI?

Social change group hype is increasingly troublesome. PCI has solid holistic analysis of trends of great consequence.

What issues concern you the most?

The biosphere’s life-support systems, especially the web of life. Save the rainforest, save it all!

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Harold Hedelman

, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

PCI’s important work, like so many NGO’s working on climate, is needed

What issues concern you the most?

1. Establishing an effective price on carbon

2. Researching and implementing ways to achieve negative annual emissions

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Hendren

Virginia, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

Climate change, which means shifting to clean energy, is in my view the most important issue out there worldwide. It affects all of us today and almost certainly for many generations into the future.

What issues concern you the most?

Climate change, energy change, breakdown of democracy in the US, extreme and climbing economic inequality in the US.

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Laurent Horvath

Fribourg, Switzerland Supporting since: 2010

Why do you support PCI?

I really enjoy the diversity of the articles and their different point of views. It bring different insides you can not find in the traditional media. I found the articles very valuable and I want you to continue your work.

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David I-D

New York, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

I support PCI and its underlying ethos because coming to grips with our collective future, engaging in wise and purposeful “re-skilling,” understanding natural limits, building resilience into our local economies and home lives, and transitioning to a less energy intensive near-term future appears – to me, and to a great many like minds – the only sane, rational, and illuminated way forward. As with all sizable undertakings, we must do together that which we cannot do alone. PCI stands as a beacon for those ideas as it shines a light on the road ahead.

What issues concern you the most?

Of enormous concern should be modern industrial society’s unapologetic, unrelenting, rapacious drawdown of all of earth’s resources, at rates that simply prohibit replenishment, the results of which promise ruination, privation, and misery for all — especially for those least able to bear such impacts.

The reality that we’re mostly doing nothing apart from accelerating this depletion, in the midst of notable climate destabilization and irrefutable evidence of a Sixth Great Mass Extinction, strikes me as the most important moral and ethical quandary of our time. According to the scholar Joseph Tainter, all previous civilizations (every one of which had experienced total collapse and then disappeared) had one common trait: they grew and stretched and over-expanded to the point where utter complexity itself proved to be its undoing. We, too, are so far along this fateful trajectory that with respect to the eventuality of our present civilization’s impending collapse, it’s really not a question of if, but rather, when.

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Marcel Izumi

California, USA Supporting since: 2018

Why do you support PCI?

Spotted Triforce Arts believes donating to critical causes should be the default rather than the exception. Overcoming our climate crisis is without a doubt at the top of the list. We make donation the default by integrating it into our billing system. Our donations are joint donations from Spotted Triforce Arts and its customers via the STA Life Economy Program. For more information, see https://spotted-triforce.com/life_economy

What issues concern you the most?

World-wide ecological and economical crisis.

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Henry Jackson

Kentucky, USA Supporting since: 2014

Why do you support PCI?

I like the pci emphasis on cities bracing for climate change. I’ve always thought the pci name is both very clever and clear.

What issues concern you the most?

At this late stage in the crisis, I’m hoping the USA will wake u and provide the leadership that has some chance of stabilizing the climate.

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Leigh Jardine

Colorado, USA Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

I knew I would give a gift to at least one worthy org., and when I saw Bart’s video, it was a total heart-melter. Plus I just want you all to keep going and doing the great work you are providing for all of us who read your articles every day. I love how reading your news articles makes me feel connected to all the thousands of people in the world who are striving and creating our new paradigm for Gaia!! I love you guys, keep up the great work please!!

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Owen Jones

Oxfordshire, England Supporting since: 2015

Why do you support PCI?

I donate 10% of my post-tax salary to charity. I think I got the idea from Giving What We Can. In my first year I mainly gave to major charities like Oxfam. In my second year I mainly gave to women’s rights charities. In my third year I decided that climate change was the most pressing issue facing the world and I should give to charities which try to change the public debate around climate change.

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Robert Kauffman

Georgia, USA Supporting since: 2009

Why do you support PCI?

I came to PCI through Richard Heinberg. I’ve known him since the 90s and received his Muse Letter for years. Human beings and all other species are in great danger and I trusted him to properly report the issues for years.

What issues concern you the most?

Species annihilation and climate change — and the focus on capitalism as a primary cause.

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Robert Kaulfuss

Massachusetts , USA Supporting since: 2010

Why do you support PCI?

I read The End of Growth about 5 years ago and it has shaped my thinking ever since. As an educator, I wanted to support academic work on sustainability issues.

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Valerie Kausen

California, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

I love the earth and what you’re doing supports all life.

What issues concern you the most?

climate change and people’s ignorance

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Richard Keeling

, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

It is a sane voice in a mad world.

What issues concern you the most?

Finite fossil fuels continue to drive the quest for endless economic growth yet the inevitability of their depletion is largely ignored by governments and business.

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Deirdre Kent

, New Zealand Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

Have read Richard Heinberg’s books. Was founder of a local transition town. Author of two books Healthy Money Healthy Planet –Developing Sustainability through New Money Systems and of The Big Shift – Redesigning Money, Tax, Welfare and Governance for the Next Economic System.

What issues concern you the most?

The fact that so few people understand the effecting of declining EROI on the economic system. Climate change activists will eventually be faced with this as the economy is at war with the climate.

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Jennifer Ladd

Massachusetts, USA Supporting since: 2018

Why do you support PCI?

I support PCI because 1) The research they do on the ending of fossil fuels, 2) the fantastic educational work on Resilience and the wonderful Resilience.org website 3) The support for their fellows who are seriously looking at how we can whether these volatile times in less volatile ways.

What issues concern you the most?

Our lack of foresight as a society and as a globe – allowing the momentum of capitalism based on extractive industries to go unabated, gaining speed making one wonder how will it ever shift and change without major crashing.

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Seth Larson

Illinois, USA Supporting since: 2012

Why do you support PCI?

I support PCI primarily because of the work of Richard Heinberg. Overall, regardless of the short-term circumstances of carbon energy, we as a species need to be focused on delivering a future free from the numerous detrimental side-effects of the various energy sources: environmental degrdation, political and social instability, and stagnating technological advancement.

What issues concern you the most?

Currently, I’m most concerned with tar sands oil as it appears there is no safe or economic method for accessing this stuff and its use indicates a limited time threshold for switching to renewable or nuclear sources.

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Vane Lashua

Indiana, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

There is no to carbonate the earth.

What issues concern you the most?

Oil, gas, “fracking” drilling. Why aren’t we looking to the future and the best? Geothermal … deep geo to supply unlimited energy forever. It’s there.

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Craig Litwin

Caifornia, USA Supporting since: 2016

Why do you support PCI?

I appreciate PCI’s simple and easy to understand problem analysis with earnest grappling of solutions, their strengths and weaknesses. I love Richard Heinberg’s dedication, lecture style, sincerity, and the real ness of the fire analysis. And I like the diversity of authors and efforts at resilience.org.

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Paula Lomazzi

California, USA Supporting since: 2014

Why do you support PCI?

I am very low income and only donate a small amount to a few organizations. Your leadership is important, research on what we must do and educating the public about curbing climate change.

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Susan Loucks

Pennsylvania, USA Supporting since: 2016

Why do you support PCI?

I don’t remember how I got on your mailing list. Every message I opened had a lot of links I wanted to read and yet I never found time. They stacked up for a year and a half. Shortly after the election I was desperate for nonprofits to send a message that spoke the times in an intelligent and strategic way – something different from “do you hate Trump? If so, send us $5”. Your email during that period was the best I received – striking the right balance of realism and shall I say, lack of despair.

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Sheila Low-Beer

South Carolina, USA Supporting since: 2014

Why do you support PCI?

I have given modest amount because organizations doing this valuable work need support from everyone who believes in the work and has confidence in the organization. Richard Heinberg strikes me as a rare combination of intelligence, cool headedness, industry and public spiritedness–so whatever I read of his is edifying and inspiring.

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Lena Luna

California, USA Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

Belief that we need to live within our solar budget and in accordance more with nature

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Don Marshall

British Columbia, Canada Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

They have consistently been a source of important information about climate change and social justice. I can trust your presenters, and the research you do to put out real useful information. I work in the field with the Suzuki Elders in Vancouver who have been informing selves and the public about the need to protect our environment. The connection I have with PCI provides me with valuable information to use in my work.

What issues concern you the most?

We are headed for unknown problems that most of the community have no idea about, and when they finally realize what is (going to) happening they will be immobilized with fear, grief, rage and despair. It is important that there are some places where people can meet to share their experiences and feelings so that they can be helpful and useful to the community.

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Joseph Martinez

Virginia, USA Supporting since: 2018

Why do you support PCI?

I am a farmer. I value practical, common sense. The writers on Resilience.org have earned my trust. Keep at it. You are helping to create a sustainable future.

What issues concern you the most?

agriculture

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Bernie Meyer

Washington, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

Insites about the critical realities affecting life on earth. I have been portraying Gandhi since 2002 in the US and in India, among other places. see www.oly-wa.us/berniemeyer

What issues concern you the most?

nuclear weapons

nuclear power

ACD

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John Midwinter

, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Supporting since: 2016

Why do you support PCI?

Because I am very concerned at the likely impact of climate change on my grandchildren.

What issues concern you the most?

The likely impacts on food, sea level, rainfall, local environment.

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Greeley G. ("Gregg") Miklashek, MD

Wisconsin, USA Supporting since: 2015

Why do you support PCI?

Sounds like a good idea!

What issues concern you the most?

The effects of human overpopulation on the natural and man-made physical environments. I call it “population density stress” and believe it to be the cause of all of our “diseases of civilization”. I’ve recently published “Stress R Us” laying out the data in over 100 references. The PB/Kindle are available on Amazon Books print on demand. Thank you!

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Ann Morrow

, Canada Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

It’s a surreal experience to be alive today. How can I not be aware of how out of balance the systems that sustain us are? How can I not mourn what is so rapidly being lost, from destruction of entire ecosystems to the wellbeing of our fellow citizens to the foundations of our democracy? And yet I go about my day-to-day life as though things will just keep humming along forever. There is so much inertia (and fear) that prevents the sharing of mutual concern, honest conversation and effective collective action. Thank goodness for the folks at PCI. What a relief that there are others who feel and think as I do! With painstaking research and insight, Richard Heinberg and others have identified the interrelated problems we face, carefully framing them within a systems thinking perspective. With intelligence and heart, they then analyze and weigh the most promising responses. In addition, they have invited into the conversation a larger community of concerned earth citizens through their courses, books and web presence. Let’s make use of this big human brain we have! Might we together create a path forward that makes sense and seems right and just? We know in our hearts that the effort matters.

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Gerardus Neve

British Columbia, Canada Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

This sort of information must keep going on, even more, while it is nowadays officially being blocked in the USA.

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Edward Nold, Jr.

California, USA Supporting since: 2012

Why do you support PCI?

It does great educational work about global warming and the post petroleum world.

What issues concern you the most?

Global warming

Destruction of forests

Top soil degradation

Clean drinking water shortages

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Giles Oliver

, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Supporting since: 2015

Why do you support PCI?

Voice of sanity in a distracted and misguided world

What issues concern you the most?

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Chris Olson

Auckland, New Zealand Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

It’s a source of wide ranging information related to the way I view the future. I am inspired by people doing things to raise awareness around ecological issues. It keeps me focused on building a local electricity cooperative company in NZ

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Ken Provost

California, USA Supporting since: 2010

Why do you support PCI?

I’ve been reading Richard Heinberg since “The Party’s Over”, and PCI is a great continuation of the work he and others started years ago. At times it’s hard for me to stay positive on the subject of global warming, and I really appreciate the honest and detailed information in PCI publications.

What issues concern you the most?

I’m most concerned that the vast majority of people and governments of the world seem to hardly give a thought to the rapid global warming we’re seeing — it’s not even on their radar. We don’t have much time left for that view to change.

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Mark Robinowitz

Oregon, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

PCI is the only group I know of in the country that integrates concerns about ecology and climate with the fundamental facts of peak everything, limits to growth and the reality of depletion. Systems thinking and cooperative consciousness will be needed to mitigate the downslopes. Post Carbon Institute has done some of the best work on the planet regarding these interconnections.

What issues concern you the most?

Overshoot. Overpopulation. Overconsumption. Peak and Climate. Denial and scapegoating. How militarism blocked efforts to deal with these crises of civilization.

www.peakchoice.org

Peak Choice: cooperation or collapse

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John Robottom

Merseyside, England Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

I have read many of Richard Heinberg’s books, which are inspirational and informative. PCI needs funds.

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Pål Røynesdal

, Norway Supporting since: 2012

Why do you support PCI?

PCI provides sharp and deep insight. Resilience is unique when it comes to communicating the challenges and solutions ahead of us.

What issues concern you the most?

Climate, energy and ecology

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Liane Salgado

North Carolina, USA Supporting since: 2014

Why do you support PCI?

I felt that Post Carbon Institute were effective and had a wide reach. Richard Heinberg is not sugarcoating the truth, being honest about the present situation, while offering solutions, however unlikely it may be that they will ever happen.

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John Sarna

Oregon, USA Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

I heard Richard Heinberg’s talk last year “on creating resilient communities in the face of climate change” and agree with most of his premises and conclusions about building resilient communities.

What issues concern you the most?

How to motivate a political change so the focus is less on minor tweaks to avoid climate change and more on building resilience in my community (and others) to climate change and other such threats.

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Edgar Shepherd

New York, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

Because your work offers a voice of reason and hope in a world plagued by the hubris of Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet

What issues concern you the most?

Population Overshoot & Resource Depletion

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Zoran Skala

, Croatia Supporting since: 2010

Why do you support PCI?

You have an incredibly competent staff. They provide globally relevant analyses and proposals for facing the climate change and the peak oil issues – the best I could find on the Internet. And they are doing that in the country that denies them (it adds a moral dimension to they work)! For me it all started with Richard Heinberg’s Museletter long time ago, and only get better with Post Carbon Institute.

What issues concern you the most?

How to overcome denial phase in our societies regarding climate change and end of growth.

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Richard Smith

Maryland, USA Supporting since: 2010

Why do you support PCI?

You do some good work. Especially you make it clear we have a system problem.

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Jonathan Smolens

Colorado, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

Richard Heinberg had been a great influence on me. I’ve read many of his books and have taken his class about resilient communities. I think the info you provide is crucial for living in our dark times.

What issues concern you the most?

Human ignorance and arrogance! I hope and pray that we can learn to live in harmony with nature.

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Pierre Stalder

, Switzerland Supporting since: 2015

Why do you support PCI?

The upward hydrocarbon consumption trend and the illusion that techno-tricks will do the job.Collapse is the only outcome of the game.

What issues concern you the most?

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Matthew Stein

California, USA Supporting since: 2014

Why do you support PCI?

I feel that PCI offers an invaluable service to the world, providing information on how we can build a sustainable future, and educating its readers on critical issues for our time.

What issues concern you the most?

Long term sustainability, trends headed for ecosystem collapse, peak oil and renewable energy.

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Jan Steinman

British Columbia, Canada Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

Because humans have tipped the planet out of energetic balance, leading to increasing overpopulation, conflict, famine, and extinction, possibly of humans themselves, we, the members and advisors of the Ecoreality community agree to honor our individual roles as part of a collective that is committed to sustainability in all its forms. Here is our mission (an action plan that guides us): We choose to build a loving community together in the South Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. As a community, we pledge to learn by practice and exploration how to apply principles of ecology, non-violence, awareness, diversity, and education toward the achievement of a lifestyle that is a result of intentional sustainable actions and alternatives to the state of the world (see first line). To do this, we agree to use clear, compassionate communication and written process, and to empower people through ongoing group awareness and processes that promote personal responsibility and accountability. We agree to share knowledge and materials in ways that promote our community values. Finally, we will support our mission actions by appropriate tools that we all agree to use, such as consensus decision-making. Furthermore, we endorse a common set of values in priority order, from which we derive our common vision and purpose statements, the latter of which we periodically review and ratify by unanimous consent.

What issues concern you the most?

How people will eat without metro-agriculture.

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Graeme Stockton

, Australia Supporting since: 2016

Why do you support PCI?

All living planet indicators point toward mismanagement of the planet and collapse. I wanted to know why humanity was failing so miserably and started to look for information that could provide an explanation. PCI has helped a lot in putting the pieces of the puzzle together along with providing suitable responses.

What issues concern you the most?

Behind every problem lies neoclassical economics where the notion of infinite growth on a finite planet is rule number one. So that has to change before we can really address the symptoms: biodiversity loss (marine and terrestrial, invertebrates and vertebrates), climate change, falling freshwater tables and topsoil, energy, material pollution; especially plastic waste, etc. Continuing population growth and consumption amplify all the above issues.

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Bill Strider

, Supporting since: 2010

Why do you support PCI?

Because you guys, and I’d like to give a shout out to Richard Heinberg a hero of mine, have pointed out to me the global mportance of shifting to renewable local and sustainable ways of life.

What issues concern you the most?

Keeping fossil fuels in the ground EXCEPT when they assist the transition to a post-carbon lifestyle.

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Christopher Szecsey

California, USA Supporting since: 2015

Why do you support PCI?

The work of this nonprofit is critical to moving forward and having positive impact. The Post Carbon Institute provides fresh insights and perspectives as well as needed out-of-the-status quo ideas and approaches for tackling our significant challenges.

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Frederic Theismann

, Luxembourg Supporting since: 2011

Why do you support PCI?

because we need to build our resilience with compassion

What issues concern you the most?

-Biodiversity

-Growing gap between a few people very rich and a lot very poor

-Lack of self-consciousness

– Lack of knowledge (ignorance)

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Stephen Truslow

Massachusetts, USA Supporting since: 2011

Why do you support PCI?

I first learned of PCI after having read one of Richard Heinberg’s books years ago. I take a systems view of our predicament and I think PCI with its diverse group of fellows and its resilience.org website does an excellent job of covering all the issues. There’s really no other organization out there that does what PCI does.

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Bruce Turton

Illinois, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

I would like to keep such sites viable since funding from Exxon is probably not forthcoming. I appreciated Richard Heinberg’s recent essay saying that “overshoot” … is the biggest problem rather than let environmentalists claim that only climate change is the problem.

With the possibility of the government of the Excited States reducing access to an open internet, good web sites will cost more from readers.

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Martin Tweedale

, Canada Supporting since: 2014

Why do you support PCI?

PCI is the only outfit I know that is realistic about what can and cannot be done about our on-going environmental catastrophe, and the only one that acknowledges the necessity for cultural change rather than just technological innovation.

What issues concern you the most?

extravagant affluence and population growth.

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Al Urquhart

Oregon, USA Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

Because it is the organization that most clearly presents in the major problems facing the Earth today.

What issues concern you the most?

The cultural basis of our current dilemmas in facing environmental problems.

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Clifton Ware

Minnesota, USA Supporting since: 2014

Why do you support PCI?

Excellent research and Information provided by a high-quality staff, including Richard Heinberg. Systematic thinking that looks at the Big Picture interconnections of Environment, Energy, Economy, and Equality.

What issues concern you the most?

All converging crises, with climate change heading the list, as it’s driven by the double forces of over-consumption and over-population.

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Diana Wellings

Greater London, England Supporting since: 2012

Why do you support PCI?

I want to see the organisation survive and thrive. There are precious few entities that are so badly needed, and sadly, we all need money to survive. Richard Heinberg has a profound understanding and broad knowledge of the energy and resource depletion situation, a grasp of politics and of the big business obstacles to making the urgent changes that we so desperately need, and finally, far from least, an ability to persuade.

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Mary Wildfire

West Virgina, USA Supporting since: 2012

Why do you support PCI?

The broadness of the posts on resilience.org–there is philosophy, politics, examinations of environmental and economic nitty-gritty, a look at urban problems and solutions, a look at farms that work or don’t.

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Donovan Wilkin

Illinois, USA Supporting since: 2013

Why do you support PCI?

Keep track of peak oil.

What issues concern you the most?

Climate, sustainable agriculture, human population carrying capacity, equality of opportunity.

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Peter Willcox

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

I’m extremely concerned about Climate Change especially, but also environmental degradation and social and political breakdown and turmoil

What issues concern you the most?

Burning fossil fuels

De-forestation

Industrial agriculture destroying soil, and polluting environment

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John Willson

Ontario, Canada Supporting since: 2018

Why do you support PCI?

I support PCI because I know a very deep crash is coming, and PCI is trying to awaken people to this fact, and is teaching ways to survive it.

What issues concern you the most?

The ecological/economic crash that is in progress. Species loss. Habitat loss. Climate change.

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Carol Winstanley

, New Zealand Supporting since: 2017

Why do you support PCI?

The basic shift is away from carbon and methane. PCI is on target.

What issues concern you the most?

Dangers to the coming generations and to our precious living place.