This essay is part of our July 2019 Uncertain Future Forum on the topic: “If collapse is imminent, how do we respond?” It is a response to the essays that were posted in the first week, July 15-18. We invite you to comment below, and to read the other essays here. Read Dahr’s essay here.
From July 15th through July 26th, we are pleased to host Post Carbon Institute’s first Uncertain Future Forum—an essay conversation on timely, controversial, under-exposed topics related to humanity’s sustainability predicament. This Forum’s topic is:If collapse is imminent, how do we respond? Click here to read the full essay.
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