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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.

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Prof Bendell's blog

Why do modern humans oppress and destroy life on Earth? And what to do about it?

That modern humans have been oppressing and destroying life on Earth is the most obvious and salient observational fact of our time. I am interested in the deepest reasons for that, beneath the injuries from colonialism, capitalism, patriarchy, anthropocentrism and such like. The core ‘why’ that is found within the collective psyche of modern humans,…… Continue

The Collapse of Ideology and the End of Escape

An essay on the deeper causes and implications of climate-driven societal breakdown, by Professor Jem Bendell. (Long Read – 10,000 words) Introduction If you have begun to anticipate the climate-driven collapse of societies, what can you wish for? I have written elsewhere about the problems of being attached to hope, if that means we falsely… Continue reading … Continue