Episode 63: Preparing for the End of our Civilization?
Climate Change is coming and if all the collected knowledge of our society is worth anything, its going to be a collapse or a decline of our way of life. So how do we respond to that? Are we to be Doomers, or Bloomers? This time I explore various but overlapping points of view, A social dem looking for a middle ground, a survival focused anthropologist, Marxist Philosopher on distractions from communist answers, a Realist Data nerd looking at growth in the abstract, and a piece on degrowth that is more radical than at first glace.
Give up stopping climate Chaos; suggests going into harm reduction mode
Uncle Zizek sez give up on individual action, stop being distracted, Go ‘communist’
Expert points out kindness and cooperation is best survival skill.
Author of mega text about Growth says our economics needs rethinking.
Call for a transition to a degrowth economy, describes communalism
Extra reading: An anarchist critique of Primitivism