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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
because we need to build our resilience with compassionWhat issues concern you the most?
-Growing gap between a few people very rich and a lot very poor
-Lack of self-consciousness
– Lack of knowledge (ignorance)
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.
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.
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.