Category Archives: the future

Heading towards the end of our industrial economy

To put it in terms that even an economist might grasp, all energetic systems – including industrial economies – eventually burn themselves out.  Ours is no different. That is how Tim Watkin’s latest post finishes.  Which set me thinking afresh … Continue reading

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The economic driver of the industrial era – the supply of low-cost energy from oil, natural gas and coal – is winding down, and there is no assured replacement at hand.

The title of this piece is taken from Tim Morgan’s latest blog. This is an important piece, which should be circulated widely.   Not necessarily to be believed that this is how things are, but rather to rise awareness that this … Continue reading

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Is an ecological future possible in a global economy which is shrinking?

In response to Jeremy Lent’s request:  “Please share your own thoughts here on what Localization means to you, and how you see its role in Deep Transformation.” The following is written from a UK perspective, where the future is already … Continue reading

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The End of Abundance

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Six Rules for Humans Rejoining the Natural World

According to George Monbiot, Jeremy Lent is “One of the greatest thinkers of our age.  His book “The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe” is awe-inspiring.  His span of knowledge is … Continue reading

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The End of the World As We Know It

A interesting piece copied from the Deep Transformation Network https://deeptransformation.network/posts/24971004?

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The future must come from the grassroots 

The world economy is shrinking and the population is increasing.  Food poverty is spreading.  Seen from the top-down the future looks bleak. Our growth-led system is leading to global extinction.  We do not yet have a positive future to imagine. … Continue reading

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Videos worth watching

These will introduce you to Jeremy Lent’s doings. https://deeptransformation.network/posts/recording-limits-to-growth-at-50-where-do-we-go-from-here https://deeptransformation.network/posts/video-of-my-masterclass-on-ecological-civilization-with-earth-charter-international  

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Maybe we should realign our thinking.  The future is coming sooner than we thought

This was first published in the Deep Transformation Network: A global community to explore pathways to an ecological civilization.  Run by Jeremy Lent: “Whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilization’s existential crisis and explores pathways toward a life-affirming … Continue reading

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The Future

I don’t have time at the moment to write about these three links.   I have scanned them and they are very good. https://consciousnessofsheep.co.uk/2022/04/25/walking-backward-into-the-storm/ https://consciousnessofsheep.co.uk/2022/04/29/economic-train-wreck-ahead/ https://surplusenergyeconomics.wordpress.com/2022/04/28/227-pictures-of-imperfection/  

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