Ep 62: End of Our Civilization

Climate Change is here and if all the collected knowledge of our society is worth anything, its going to be a collapse or a decline of our (not great) 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 Democrat looking for harm reduction, a survival focused anthropologist, a Philosopher on the distractions from communist answers, a Realist Data nerd looking at growth in the abstract, and a piece on de-growth that is more radical than at first glace.

Music Used: Destroy Civilization, by Louis and the Bombs

Sources

Give up stopping climate Chaos; suggests going into harm reduction mode
www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/what-if-we-stopped-pretending
Uncle Zizek sez give up on individual action, stop being distracted, Go ‘communist’
www.independent.co.uk/voices/amazon-fires-rainforest-capitalism-bolsonaro-climate-crisis-zizek
Expert points out kindness and cooperation is best survival skill.
www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article235384162.html
Author of mega text about Growth says our economics needs rethinking.
www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/21/vaclav-smil-interview-growth-must-end-economists
Call for a transition to a degrowth economy, describes communalism
theconversation.com/life-in-a-degrowth-economy-and-why-you-might-actually-enjoy-it
Extra reading: An anarchist critique of Primitivism
libcom.org/library/civilisation-primitivism-anarchism-andrew-flood


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