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Hear what population ecologist William Rees said about our future

Publicerad 2021-02-10 17:43:00 i Babylon's fall, Near-term human extinction, The collapse of civilization,

"With the current footprint of humanity — most egregiously the footprint of the energy- and resource-entitled Global North — “it seems that some form of global societal collapse is inevitable, possibly within a decade, certainly within this century,” Rees said in an email."
(From this article: "Op-Ed: Collapseologists are warning humanity that business-as-usual will make the Earth uninhabitable", from January 31, 2021)
William Rees (b. 1943) is a population ecologist (professor emeritus) at the University of British Columbia best known as the originator of the “ecological footprint” concept,
My comment: This reminds me very much about the anarchoprimitivistic author Kirkpatrick Sale's prediction that civilisation will have collapsed by 2030. Watch a youtubevideo about it here, named "Kirkpatrick Sale: By 2030, Industrial Civilization Will Have Collapsed".
I totally agree. I believe in collapse by around 2030 and extinction of the human race by around 2040. I believe I will die around 2036, from starvation. I believe that more people than we think, think like William Rees, with something like his timeline. 
By collapse I here mean a drastically simpler and less complex society. In one sense or form collapse already began with the coronacrisis, or with the Great Financial Crisis 2008. But these are only forebodings of collapse, not collapse itself. 
According to the book "Limits to Growth" collapse will begin in the 2020s and accelerate thereafter. 
Climate scientist Paul Beckwith says in this blogpost that if we do not deploy emergency actions, "our global food supply will be crushed like a bug within the next 5 to 10 years, causing global strife". 


Postat av: Johannes

Publicerad 2021-02-12 14:48:03

Hej Lars! Jag är filmare och pluggar teologi för tillfället. Jag har blivit berörd av vad du skrivit och undrar om du skulle vilja höras vid. Kanske prata mer om insekter, uppenbarelseboken och fågelsång. Om du kan tänka dig det så får du jättegärna slänga iväg ett mail till mig (tror du har tillgång till den via min kommentar, annars kan du svara här så får jag dela mina kontaktuppgifter på något annat sätt).
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Lars Larsen

Born 1984 in Finland, Norwegian, lives in Österbybruk, Sweden, poet, ecotheologian and ecophilosopher (though not an academic such), is also called "The monk" ("munken", he is monk in a self-founded monastery order, "Den Heliga Naturens Orden", "The Order of the Holy Nature"), he calls himself "Forest Man Snailson" (Skogsmannen Snigelson) because of certain strong ties to Nature and the animals, founded among other things through many years of homelessness living in tent, cot, cave and several huts in the Flaten Nature Reserve and the Nacka Reserve outside of Stockholm. He debuted as a poet in 2007 with "Över floden mig" ("Across the river of me"), published by himself, he has also published an ecotheological work, "Djurisk teologi. Paradisets återkomst" (Animalistic theology. The return of paradise") on Titel förlag 2010. He has published the poem collection "Naturens återkomst" (The return of Nature) on Fri Press förlag 2018 together with Titti Spaltro, his ex-girlfriend. Lars' professions are two, cleaner and painter (buildings). Before he was homeless, but right now he lives in Österby boende, a group home for mental patients 45 km northeast of Uppsala. His adress is: Harviksvägen 6A, 74830 Österbybruk, Sverige. One can reach him in the comments section on this blog. His texts on this blog are without copyright, belonging to "Public Domain".

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