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The Five Stages of Collapse

The Five Stages of Collapse

Survivors' Toolkit

In the face of political impotence, looming resource depletion, and catastrophic climate change, many of us have become reconciled to an uncertain future. However, popular perception of how this future might actually unfold varies wildly from "a …

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In Transition 2.0

In Transition 2.0

In Transition 2.0 is an immersion into the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You'll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their …

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Unlearn, Rewild

Unlearn, Rewild

Earth Skills, Ideas and Inspiration for the Future Primitive

Picture a world where humans exist, like all other living things, in balance. Where there is no separation between 'human' and 'wild'. Unlearn, Rewild boldly envisions such a world, probing deeply into the cultural constraints on our ability to lead …

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The KunstlerCast

The KunstlerCast

Conversations with James Howard Kunstler

James Howard Kunstler has been described as “one of the most outrageous commentators on the American built environment”. An outspoken critic of suburban sprawl, Kunstler is often controversial and always provocative. The KunstlerCast is …

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The End of Growth

The End of Growth

Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental …

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Reinventing Collapse

Reinventing Collapse

The Soviet Experience and American Prospects – Revised & Updated

The United States is in steep decline. Plagued by runaway debt, a shrinking economy and environmental catastrophes to rival Chernobyl, the US has been retracing the trajectory of the Soviet Union in the early 1980's toward national bankruptcy and …

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Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs

Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs

The Thrivalist's Guide to Life Without Oil

In the latter half of the twentieth century, the percentage of the total American population living in suburbs grew to nearly 50 percent. Fossil fuels were cheap and plentiful, and car-dependent, energy-intensive lifestyles came hand-in-hand with …

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Fleeing Vesuvius

Fleeing Vesuvius

Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse

The financial crisis that has blighted the world's richest countries since 2008 was a turning point in human history because it ushered in an era in which economies will tend to shrink rather than grow. Incomes will decline becausethe natural …

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