Guidelines

We invite a diversity of opinions, including a diversity of political approaches, so long as these do not advocate forms of fascism or violent conflict. We invite participants to employ the Deep Adaptation framework in their approach on this Forum. That means basing our exchanges on an acceptance that societal collapse is ahead of us, and sometimes exploring what the concepts of resilience, relinquishment, restoration and reconciliation could mean for our profession or interest. Therefore, we recommend you read the Deep Adaptation paper and blog on Reconciliation before participating in the Forum.

The Forum is not a space for debating climate science, or disputing whether societal collapse is likely to occur, or arguing that near-term human extinction is now inevitable. Such discussions occur in many other places and instead this Forum is solely dedicated to serving those who wish to explore collapse-readiness in all its potential forms, from the practical to the emotional and spiritual.

Your post will be deleted, and your account could be blocked, for posting inappropriate content. This includes, but is not limited to, the following kinds of content:

  1. Promoting too strongly one's own work or any particular ideology or solution
  1. Disputing that global warming is happening
  1. Insisting that human extinction is inevitable
  1. Arguing it is unhelpful to discuss collapse
  1. Arguing for fascistic or violent approaches to the situation
  1. Negative comments on the intentions or character of a fellow member 
  1. Demanding that participants adopt a more positive attitude

  2. Discussing "how bad things are," or engaging in self-justification ("Celebrity X now thinks like us" etc.)

Please contact us with a link to a post if you think it violates these guidelines.

Prof Bendell's blog

Please Don’t Shut up Mr Franzen – breaking the taboo on our climate tragedy

The New Yorker missed out on publishing one of the biggest stories of the year in 2017, when their neighbourhood competitor, the New York Magazine, published David Wallace-Wells’ article on whether the world would become too hot for humans. Not to be outdone, they published a piece on a similar topic two years later, by […]

Glocalising Deep Adaptation – launching the Deep Adaptation Groups Network

Today a new initiative is launched to support people coming together to help each other as we face the unravelling of normal life in the face of the climate crisis. Twelve local or language-specific initiatives, that are using Facebook to convene dialogue, have joined forces with the rapidly growing and global Positive Deep Adaptation group […]

Source a Spokesperson on Deep Adaptation

The concept of Deep Adaptation to impending societal breakdown due to climate disruption is spreading around the world. It was first coined in a speech by Professor Jem Bendell in December 2016, but spread rapidly since his Deep Adaptation Paper went viral. The topic is vast, touching on all aspects of our personal and professional […]