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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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Techno-Fix

Techno-Fix

Why Technology Won't Save Us or the Environment

Nanotechnology! Genetic engineering! Miracle Drugs! We are promised that new technological developments will magically save us from the dire consequences of the 300-year fossil-fueled binge known as modern industrial civilization, without demanding …

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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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Peak Everything

Peak Everything

Waking Up to the Century of Declines

by Richard Heinberg
foreword by James Howard Kunstler

The 20th century saw unprecedented growth in population, energy consumption and food production. As the population shifted from rural to urban, human impacts on the environment increased dramatically.

The 21st century ushered in an era of declines, …

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The Ecotechnic Future

The Ecotechnic Future

Envisioning a Post-Peak World

In response to the coming impact of peak oil, John Michael Greer helps us envision the transition from an industrial society to a sustainable ecotechnic world - not returning to the past, but creating a society that supports relatively advanced …

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Evolution's Edge

Evolution's Edge

The Coming Collapse and Transformation of Our World

Full colour throughout

It is now 5 minutes to midnight on the Doomsday Clock, reflecting the fact that we are closer to assuring the obliteration of our species than we have been at any time since the early eighties. We are rapidly approaching a …

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Healing the Wounds

Healing the Wounds

edited by Judith Plant

Twenty-five activist authors--including Ursula LeGuin,Vandana Shiva, Margot Adler and Joanna Macy--striveto unite the visions and energies of the feminist andecological perspectives. Healing the Wounds drawstogether the personal, political and …

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Home! A Bioregional Reader

Home! A Bioregional Reader

By providing tools to understand the land we live on and the sources of its natural regeneration, the more than 40 contributors to Home! open up new possibilities for the creation of cultures inkeeping with the requirements of the natural world. …

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