Industrial civilization is killing the planet, and it’s not good for human beings either. But how can we live without it? We are dependent and addicted. In this episode of The Green Flame, we ask what comes after industrial civilization and speak with Michel Jacobi, is an ecologist working in western Ukraine to preserve pastoral … Continue reading [Green Flame] What Comes After Industrial Civilization?
By Robin McKie / The Observer A stark depiction of the threat hanging over the world’s mammals, reptiles, amphibians and other life forms has been published by the prestigious scientific journal, Nature. A special analysis carried out by the journal indicates that a staggering 41% of all amphibians on the planet now face extinction while … Continue reading Industrial civilization forcing 41% of amphibians, 26% of mammals to extinction
By Nafeez Ahmed / The Guardian A new study sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution. Noting that warnings of ‘collapse’ are often seen to be fringe or controversial, the study attempts … Continue reading NASA-funded study says “irreversible collapse” of industrial civilization likely in coming decades
By Rachel / Deep Green Resistance Florida Industrial civilization is systematically destroying everything on the planet that life requires in order to exist. Since civilization demands infinitely increasing resources on a finite planet, its eventual end is unavoidable. It follows that the faster it can be brought down, the more likely it is that any … Continue reading Industrial Civilization is Incompatible with Life
Excerpted from the book Endgame: The Problem of Civilization, by Derrick Jensen. If you’ve gotten this far in this book—or if you’re simply anything other than entirely insensate—we probably agree that civilization is going to crash, whether or not we help bring this about. If you don’t agree with this, we probably have nothing to say … Continue reading Civilization is Going to Crash. What Next?
This is the first in a series of articles reflecting on a recent study which predicts collapse of industrial society within a few decades. By destroying the ecological foundation on which all life depends, civilization makes collapse inevitable. Max Wilbert describes the destruction caused by the industrial civilization, and what we can do for a … Continue reading 90% Chance of Civilization Collapsing Within 20-40 Years
Does modern technology serve us? Or do we serve it? Ben Warner asks who is in charge: the machines or us. For more on different types of their relation to the society, read this.
In this piece, Suresh discusses the impact of civilization on endemic communities and their right to live in isolation. Suresh tells us how these indigenous people have had their land, rights and identities stripped by encroaching industrial civilization. The Impact of Civilization on Endemic Communities By Suresh Balraj In a world characterised by information, there … Continue reading The Impact of ‘Civilization’ on Endemic Communities.
Ben Warner relates the coronavirus pandemic to the wetiko disease, what Jack Forbes calls “a spiritual sickness with a physical vector”—the disease of colonization. By Ben Warner A virus has been infecting humanity for centuries and it threatens all life on earth. This virus of selfishness is named Wetiko by many indigenous Americans. It is … Continue reading Covid-19 Exposes Underlying Problems of Western Civilization
The origins of epidemics can be traced back to the emergence of civilization. By aurora linnea There is a family of bacteria dwelling in soil, in water. Some reside in the bodies of cows. Humans domesticate cows, for meat, milk, labor. Cows are corralled in large groups, in small spaces, near to human settlements. The … Continue reading Covid-19: The Pathologies of Civilization.