From July 15th through July 26th, 2019, we hosted Post Carbon Institute Uncertain Future Forum—an essay conversation on timely, controversial, under-exposed topics related to humanity’s sustainability predicament. This Forum’s topic was:
Each day featured a new, original essay from one of four invited contributors: investigative journalist Dahr Jamail, sociologist and community activist Meghan Kallman, poet Taylor Brorby, and renowned indigenous rights advocate Winona LaDuke. The first week featured their responses to the topic; the second week featured their reactions to—and inspirations sparked by—each other’s essays. On the final day, Post Carbon Institute’s Asher Miller wrote a reflection on the essays and the comments that our readers contributed.
Scroll down or click here to read the final essay.
- Week 1: Contributors’ responses to the forum topic
- Monday July 15, “Dancing with Grief” by Dahr Jamail
- Tuesday, July 16, “Turning Toward Each Other” by Meghan Kallman
- Wednesday, July 17, “The Disabled Planet” by Taylor Brorby
- Thursday, July 18, “The Seventh Fire” by Winona LaDuke
- Friday, July 19, “Responding to Collapse: Uncertain Future Forum’s First Week” by Daniel Lerch, Editor
- Week 2: Contributors’ responses to each other’s essays
- Monday, July 22, “On Listening to the Earth” by Dahr Jamail
- Tuesday, July 23, “Three Practices for a Time of Crisis” by Meghan Kallman
- Wednesday, July 24, “Biting the Hand That’s Fed Me” by Taylor Brorby
- Thursday, July 25, “Find Your Mettle” by Winona LaDuke
- Friday, July 26, “Responding to Collapse: Uncertain Future Forum Wrap-Up” by Asher Miller, Executive Director
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Main page banner and Daniel Lerch post image: fire vortex (by-nc-nd) Chandler Hummell, via flickr
Dahr Jamail posts image: steel wool (by-nd) Katherine Hodgson, via flickr
Meghan Kallman posts image: control glow (by) darkday, via flickr
Taylor Brorby posts image: steel wool long exposure (by) matthewwu88, via flickr
Winona LaDuke posts image: steel wool snake (by-nc-nd) Muhammad Elarbi, via flickr
Asher Miller post image: playing with fire (by) Paul Morgan, via flickr