Half-hearted measures no longer suffice, and it is up to the global community to ensure that the summit rises to the huge challenges facing us, taking a global crisis as an opportunity for the regeneration of both ecosystems and human communities across the world.
Whatever climate emerges over the coming decades and centuries, it will bear little relation to our past. If we are to survive, the same must be true of us.
In his recent book End Times, Peter Turchin tries to lay out his story about social, political, and economic change for a popular audience.
I ordered John Higgs’ 2019 book The Future Starts Here from the library because I wanted to see how he addressed the subject of “the future.”
In coming decades, it will be essential that communities across the nation and world find a way to sustain a decent life amid ecological breakdown, in a future they themselves didn’t create.
So let’s make our story one that nurtures and kindles a deep deep longing for the future, whether we have a time machine or not.
If we’re not going to voluntarily enter an era of planned, controlled degrowth, what are we going to do instead?
In this Frankly, Nate explains how he views the future from a probability perspective – a tool frequently used in industries such as finance, retirement planning, and by e.g. gamblers.
What if, 50 years from now, instead of looking back and yearning for how things were in 2023, we find ourselves in a more equal, tolerant, and just society living more harmoniously with the rest of life on earth?
Richard Fisher’s book The Long View: A Field Guide was published this week—but to mark the occasion Richard published on his blog an interesting lexicon of phrases about what he calls “long-terminology”.
And honestly, all of this leaves me wondering today what that “prophesy” might look like for the high school graduates of 2023 or those of my grandchildren’s generation in an even more distant future. I certainly hope for the best, but also fear the worst.
Going back to the alternative futures, Collapse is collapse, and both Growth and Discipline also lead to collapse, sooner or later. The only one that provides a route to sustainability is Transformation, and only then if it is not dependent on a technology transformation.