Manningham Adaptation & Resilience Group
We are a group of locals who believe we are facing existential threats brought about by climate change and other associated predicaments
We are committed to contributing to local community resilience, both practically and emotionally.
We seek to inform and support local leaders in political, health and local community organisations, and encourage them to be curious and open minded about ecological and societal collapse and its implications.
In doing this, our AIM is to DELAY the inevitable for as long as possible.
We seek to demonstrate and share the values of Love, Kindness, Empathy, Collaboration and Community in all that we do.
If you’re a citizen living in Manningham – we’d love to welcome and connect with you!
Life on Earth is in crisis
Our climate is changing faster than scientists predicted. In Australia we face a worsening cycle of floods, droughts and bushfires, while in the northern hemiphere there are devastating heatwaves, a 1 in 500 year drought throughout much of Europe, record breaking high and low temperatures in Asia and the Americas, atmospheric rivers or rain bombs, monsoon floods, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes and the socio-ecomonic chaos and hardship that follow these events for all countries but especially for the most vulnerable members of any society.
The collapse of the biosphere by way of diminished habitat and resulting mass extinctions is the biggest threat affecting all life on Earth.
This collapse is due to Ecological Overshoot, a technical term that describes how Homo Colossus (modern industrial/colonial humans) have exhausted the carrying capacity of the earth.
In contrast Australian Aboriginals lived within the carrying capacity of the continent of Australia for thousands of years, never exceeding a population of between 3 and 6 million people, carefully regulating their population size through the Totemic Kin System and stewarding Country to ensure their survival for millenia.
Industrial civilisations' one time access to abundant fossil fuel energy has seen an explosion of our species and an inability to deal with our waste resulting in pollution that has now exceeded the earth's ability to cope.
It is only a matter of time before our community is directly impacted by extreme weather events in one way or another, and by the economic fall out of such disasters as they continue to unfold around Australia and the world.
Adapting and Preparing in Place
This website is a landing space to ORGANISE and PREPARE for the worsening climate crisis. Preparation includes finding emotional support for those who have awakened to the full extent of our predicament and what that means for our lives here and now, as well as into the future.
Let's prepare for the bad weather to come. Let's 'extend the glide' together to buy ourselves as much time as possible. If not we risk making a bad situation much worse by investing time and energy in irrelevant projects
We pay our deepest and most humble respect to the traditional owners of the land on which we live. The Wurundjeri people cared for this land and lived sustainably upon it for thousands of years until white settlers arrived and began murdering these people, attempting to wipe out the entire population. We can never grasp the full extent of Aborignal knowledge and wisdom with regard to their stewardship of this land and we say an eternal and heartfelt SORRY for destroying the peace and harmony they once knew, for desecrating their sacred country, water, culture, language, stories - their dreamtime.