Saturday, 9 March 2013

What do we do when the shit hits the fan?

If you think the fiscal crisis or the US National Debt of 16 trillion dollars is something to worry about then you ain't seen nothing yet.

We have a much bigger crisis coming. No. A catastrophe of epic proportions. We will witness a complete meltdown of society as a result of global warming,  financial collapse and social chaos, not to mention the geopolitical quest for world dominance.

Our present lifestyle is killing us all.

Governments, corporations, society and individuals are all to blame for this.

We are the enemy.

By 2050, we will experience extreme human pain and suffering like we've never witnessed before.

By 2100, world population will collapse to under 2 billion.

And yet no one is doing anything seriously about it. We are in denial mode. Severe short sighted thinking.

We worry about deficit, money, jobs and oil.

Wake up folks and kiss your children goodbye.

What can we do about this?
There are steps we can all take to mitigate this, spread the burden and ease the pain.

Here are positive things we can all do:

  1. Know whom you can depend on when the going gets tough.
  2. Know where your food comes from and support your local farmer.
  3. Watch where and how you spend your money and buy local.
  4. Park your car and walk.
  5. Create human scale communities.
  6. Build resilience within your community.
  7. Join or start a Transition Initiative.

"Limits to Growth" was published in 1970. We have had more that 40 years to reverse the trend towards self destruction. We did nothing and wasted 40 years.

We have passed the point of no return. So what are you planning to do for the next 40 years?