The above graph is adapted from Limits to Growth, Revisited. It is not a hard and fast prediction, but rather the product of a model with 40 years of high correspondence with developments. We are, at present, at the top of the growth curves, many of which have already begun to plateau. Slopes of decline do not factor in such worst-case scenarios as widespread urban- or domestic nuclear facilities collapse consequent to economic collapse.

I've added the shading and 'crossover' circle' (coincident with 'peak everything') to indicate my best guess as to the high probablility zone for global, economic collapse, triggering the onset of TEOTWAWKI.

I fear a hard landing... no 'reboot' or 'transition' to a lower functioning economy. I urge high priority preparation now.

I've got a short glossary of terms at the bottom of this page... if you come across an unfamiliar term, please scroll down and check it out.

Information I'm including or pointing to doesn't mean I necessarily agree with it. Rather, I've found it to be stimulating and worthy of consideration. I'm sure you'll exercise your own judgement... we're nothing if not independent! 8)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hope for the Hopeless

Dia de Muertos, Watermellon Eater
by Jack Feldman
Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.

― From The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak

Hope for the Hopeless

I'm a hard-lander.

It's going down, I believe; fast, hard and low. Billions gone in the first year. Most of the rest in a few, ensuing years. Maybe all within a generation or two.

But I'm a happy, hopeful guy.

I believe that Gaia, our biosphere, will die in her bed, so to speak, of natural causes in her ripe, old age. Life will go on, though very possibly without us.

I believe that humanity has a chance, though it grows ever more slim. 

Should we survive as a species, I believe our descendants, like our ancestors, will be all the better for tribal living, without the dead weight of civilization. And should we have none, I very much doubt those unborn generations will give a fig.

I believe that we, personally, live in interesting times. 

Each of us live until the day we die; that day our one, precious life comes to its end. We aspire to live well and die well. No more, no less, come what may. And so has it ever been.

We look ahead, and prepare as best we may. We are where we wish to make our stand. We add to our store of skill and tools. We gather our friends and raise the alarm.  We live, in other words, a life of hope and optimism. A life of joy.

Meanwhile, our world is beautiful. 

Collapse, as it comes, is surely an awesome and wondrous spectacle, events of dark and turbulent beauty, of brutal poetry. The gnashing teeth of history.

My Love and I run will-we, nil-we toward it, hand in hand, o'er wild and flaming seas; sailing as Rome burns. We gather us rosebuds; sieze our day; eat, drink and be merry...

For, tomorrow, we die.

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