@cblgh Gonna read it today. Thanks for sharing the link

@cblgh "But when I say starvation, destruction, migration, disease and war, I mean in your own life. With the power down, soon you wouldn’t have water coming out of your tap. You will depend on your neighbours for food and some warmth. You will become malnourished. You won’t know whether to stay or go. You will fear being violently killed before starving to death."

@cblgh "If we allow ourselves to accept that a climate-induced form of economic and social collapse is now likely, then we can begin to explore the nature and likelihood of that collapse. That is when we discover a range of different views."

@cblgh "In my work with mature students, I have found that inviting them to consider collapse as inevitable, catastrophe as probable and extinction as possible, has not led to apathy or depression. Instead, [..] something positive happens. I have witnessed a shedding of concern for conforming to the status quo, and a new creativity about what to focus on going forward."

@cblgh Deep Adaptation Agenda: Resilience (how do we keep what we really want to keep?), Relinquishment (what do we need to let go of in order to not make matters worse?), Restoration (what can we bring back to help us with the coming difficulties and tragedies?).

@cblgh "I can no longer work on subjects that do not have some relevance to deep adaptation."

@cblgh "It is likely that those who are not embedded within the existing system will be the ones more able to lead this agenda."

@cblgh Finished. Great read. Hope you don't mind me having used your thread to collect quotes; it seemed appropriate. Thanks again for the bump to read the paper.

@glyph no definitely not, i quite appreciated it in fact!

@cblgh Might be an interesting topic to explore in an episode of Banana Ring :tealheart:

@cblgh "I have explored some of these emotional issues and how they have been affecting my work choices, in a reflective essay on the spiritual implications of climate despair."

After Climate Despair – One Tale Of What Can Emerge by Jem Bendell (2018):


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