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The stability of the biosphere has been in decline for centuries and in unstoppable, out of control mode for decades. This “Great Acceleration” of biospheric collapse is an easily verifiable fact. The scientific evidence is overwhelming.

Evidence is also compelling that the vast majority of people will deny this, especially those still benefiting from the existing order and those who fear that “accepting reality” means “giving up.”

The history of scores of previous boom and bust (progress / regress) societies clearly reveals how and why industrial civilization is dying. Accepting that Homo colossus’ condition is incurable and terminal may be key to not making a bad situation catastrophically worse.

APPLICATION — TO AVOID BECOMING EVIL on a geological time scale, we must…
1. Minimize deadliest toxicity (nuclear, methane, chemicals).
2. Assist plants (especially trees) in migrating poleward.
3. Invest time, energy, and resources in all things regenerative, including thriving with LESS (less energy, stuff, stimulation), learning from and supporting indigenous wisdom and experience, and nurturing community eco-literacy and resilience.

CORE MESSAGE: Without an understanding of ecology, energy, and history, good people with the best of intentions will unknowingly propose and support policies likely to make a bad situation catastrophically worse. Or as an ecologist friend of mine likes to say, “If you don’t 'get' overshoot, you’ll misinterpret or misdiagnose virtually everything important.”

PERSONAL NOTE: I consider this video to be the single most important thing I've created. Thanks to all who helped me improve it! The first draft of this video -- "Irreversible Collapse: Accepting Reality, Avoiding Evil": -- garnered 8,000 views and 200 comments in one week, including suggestions for improvement. So I revised it based on collective intelligence.



0:00:00 Introduction and Thesis
0:07:06Sane vs. Insane "Progress"
0:14:32 What is "Collapse"? The Great Acceleration of Gaian Collapse
0:20:30 ABRUPT Climate Disruptions and Nuclear Imperative
0:23:47 Progress, Overshoot, Collapse: The Lifecycle of Civilizations
0:36:34 3 Fundamental Points / 10 Certainties / Pro-future vs. Anti-future Hopes
00:52:30 It's Not Too Late - Taking Responsibility for Our Le
01:00:14 Resources and Contact Information



3-Part "Post-doom (Collapse & Adaptation) Primer": and
Ongoing Abrupt Climate Change and It's Consequences, by Nick Humphrey
Abrupt Climate Change: The World Tour, with Robert Hunziker ALL post-doom conversations mentioned:
More on nuclear: (Also see Kevin Hester comment.)



"Are we on the road to civilizational collapse?", by Luke Kemp
“Are Humans Inherently Destructive?” — by Max Wilbert (2,000 words)
“Humans Naturally Destructive” — by Derrick Jensen (1,900 words)
“Confronting Anthropocentrism” — by Eileen Crist / (16 min video) and (16 min audio)
"Planet of the Humans Review", by Megan Seibert 
"Crossroads for Planet of the Humans", by William Rees
"Planet of the Humans: Why Technology Won't Save Us", by Elisabeth Robson Interview with Jeff Gibbs, with Max Wilbert and Jennifer Murnan
"Carbon Sucking Unicorns" -
Overshoot, by William R. Catton, Jr
The Dream of the Earth, by Thomas Berry
The Great Work, by Thomas Berry
Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization, by John PerlinGeo
Destinies, by Walter Youngquist
A New Green History of the World, by Clive Ponting
The End of Ice, by Dahr Jamail
A Farewell to Ice, by Peter Wadhams
The Stable Society, by Edward Goldsmith
The Way: An Ecological Worldview, by Edward Goldsmith
What Is Sustainable, by Richard Adrian ReeseWild, Free, and Happy, by Richard Adrian Reese
Red Alert, by Daniel Wildcat
Tending the Wild, by M. Kat Anderson
Columbus and Other Cannibals, by Jack Forbes
Native Science, by Gregory Cajete
Original Instructions, edited by Melissa Nelson
The Myth of Progress, by Tom Wessels
Our Ecological Footprint, by William E. Rees and Mathis Wackernagel
Bright Green Lies, by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Max Wilbert
Immoderate Greatness, by William Ophuls
Apologies to the Grandchildren, by William Ophuls
We're Doomed. Now What? by Roy Scranton
Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, by Roy Scranton
The Journeys of Trees, by Zach St. George

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