Collapse

Are Greenhouse Gas Emissions Falling?

The 2015 Paris Agreement on emissions reductions of greenhouse gases (GHG) was supposed to be a landmark agreement to avoid catastrophic global warming and to keep the global temperature increase ‘well below…

Why Are We Still In Denial?

It would appear to those concerned about climate change and its catastrophic consequences for human civilisation that ‘we’ are still in denial.  Policies everywhere continue to favour economic growth and securing fossil…

The Current Collapse Has No Clear Endpoint

Collapse of human civilisations is nothing new and has happened many times in the past. The collapse of the Roman Empire is probably the most-cited example, but another noteworthy collapse in Europe…

Lifestyle, But Not As We Know It.

Even if you don’t care about non-human species, for those who care about their children and grandchildren are you willing to significantly reduce your consumption of unnecessary products? This is the only…

The Transition to Renewables is Not Going to Happen

As accelerating climate change has alerted the public that we urgently need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, politicians and the media have peddled a ‘transition to renewables’ fiction with no…

What Politics Looks Like Today and Why

Collapse is linked to diminishing resources – less energy, less food, less minerals, fewer workers. For developed, industrial economies, this collapse will occur when we lose access to (cheap) energy and minerals…

Where Will the Collapse Start?

Collapse, by its very nature, is not a ‘tidy’ phenomenon with a clearly identifiable start and end date. Geology, geography and climate determine access to resources and collapse will hit the most…

Why Industrial Civilisation Depends on Oil

Like anyone else born after World War II in the West, we are fully accustomed to industrial civilisation. Planes and automobiles, followed by space flight, computers and now a globe spanning information…

Is Collapse Inevitable?

Basically, the answer is yes. In order to understand why, we need to agree first on what is meant by collapse. Collapse is usually understood as a significant decline in socio-economic complexity.…

Collapse is More Than a Crisis

Given the lack of action to prevent the looming collapse of industrial civilisation, it would seem that those in charge of economic policy such as politicians, economists, bankers and investors struggle to…