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.

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Prof Bendell's blog

Deep Adaptation Q&As for 2020

If you come to a realisation that our civilisation is crumbling in the face of climate chaos, then it opens a vast and challenging agenda. Because it affects all aspects of life. Therefore, in our Deep Adaptation Q&As, the originator of the Deep Adaptation framework, Professor Jem Bendell, discusses insights from people who offer a […]

News review on Deep Adaptation – August to November 2019

In recent months, more mainstream media have reported on aspects of deep adaptation to climate chaos. Here is a quick summary of some written outputs since August 2019. In August, the Guardian started its review of the Extinction Rebellion handbook by focusing on the chapter from Jem Bendell that warns of societal collapse. In September, […]

Gathering in groups as society falls apart – by Vicki Robin

A guest blog by Vicki Robin, best-selling co-author of Your Money or Your Life, author of Blessing the Hands That Feed Us, and member of the Deep Adaptation Forum. “Everyone wants community. Unfortunately, it involves other people.” I used that line in lectures on frugal living when talking of the loneliness of consumerism and the […]