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Articles by: Jeremy Lent

What Will It Really Take to Avoid Collapse?

What Will It Really Take to Avoid Collapse?

Fifteen thousand scientists have issued a dire warning to humanity about impending collapse but virtually no-one takes notice. Ultimately, our global systems, which are designed for perpetual growth, need to be fundamentally restructured to avoid the worst-case outcome. For a moment, the most important news in the entire world flashed across the media like a shooting star in the night[Read More…]

The Cruel, Topsy-Turvy Economics Of Collapse

The Cruel, Topsy-Turvy Economics Of Collapse

Contrary to common sense, we could experience booming GDP and stock market valuations all the way to society’s imminent collapse. As we reel from one natural disaster after another—hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, wildfires in California—climate scientists explain how they’re not really “natural” at all. They’re the anticipated consequence of a breakdown in the world’s climate, one that will become far more extreme[Read More…]

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Flooding in Bangladesh has submerged a third of the country. (Photo: British Red Cross)

The Climate Catastrophe We’re All Ignoring

Imagine you’re driving your shiny new car too fast along a wet, curvy road. You turn a corner and realize you’re heading straight for a crowd of pedestrians. If you slam on your brakes, you’d probably skid and damage your car. So you keep your foot on the accelerator, heading straight for the crowd, knowing they’ll be killed and maimed,[Read More…]