Preparing for the end of the world as we know it

For many Indigenous people, the collapse of our current system is not necessarily bad news.

 
The Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures Collective
24 August 2020

read it all - https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/preparing-end-world-we-know-it/

Topics:

Swimming against the tide of denial

The end of the world as we know it (or knew it)

Living and dying well – being taught by Indigenous modes of existence

Cacophony and kerfuffle – sitting with Western modes of existence

climate debate positions

Towards growing up and showing up differently

escape vs compost


Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay {tab On hope and agency.}

On hope and agency

Hope is when you are hoping for something.
Agency is when you are in a position to influence whether or not it happens.

Hope can reinforce agency, assuming you have some to start with.

ORLANDO SIERRA VIA GETTY IMAGESThe full essay https://www.catherineingram.com/facingextinction/
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An Extract from this article by Catherine Ingram:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/facing-extinction-humans-animals-plants-species_n_5d2ddc04e4b0a873f6420bd3

 

Are We Heading Toward Extinction?

The following has been excerpted from the long-form essay Facing Extinction.

For much of my life, I thought our species would soon go extinct. I assumed we might last another hundred years if we were lucky. Now I suspect we are facing extinction in the near future. Can I speculate as to exactly when that might happen? Of course not. My sense of this is based only on probability.