The resources offered here follow a trajectory of my own awakening path with regard to the extent of the ecological crisis.
The resources provide the scientific information, but more imporantly they have the possibility of bringing about a visceral or gut level understanding if you allow yourself to be fully immersed in the experience of reading, listening or viewing these resources.
Living in a time of dying - Australian made Documentary
Watching this documentary, alongside the Australian Black Summer Bushfires, was for me the straw-that-broke-the-camel's-back. After I saw this feature length film, made by a fellow Australian, there was no going back. From here I sought out the speakers and resources referred to in the film and continued my learning journey about Ecological Overshoot and Collapse.
Message From Producers: The Documentary "Living in the Time of Dying" is now back online, after being temporarily unavailable because it was nominated in the Australian Documentary Film Festival and Internationally.
There is also a website and podcast series for Living in a Time of Dying which is a rich resource and Michael Shaw's interview technique draws out the very best of these speakers. Below are two interviews by Michael with Grandmothers or Elders in the field of Collapse Studies who offer immense wisdom for living in end times.
The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail
After watching Living in a Time of Dying, this book is one of the best way to get a more in depth understanding of the crisis.
"Like no other book, The End of Ice offers a firsthand chronicle — including photographs throughout of Jamail on his journey across the world — of the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can."
Extinction Rebellion and Deep Adaptation
In the UK a movement known as Deep Adaptation grew alongside Extinction Rebellion, intiated by Professor Jem Bendell in 2018 after the release of his academic paper called 'Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy', the most downloaded academic paper OF ALL TIME.
Read the latest version of the Deep Adaptation Paper, and link through to Jem Bendell's personal website which has links to the Deep Adaptation Forum for further resources and information. Also find information about his latest book, "Breaking Together: a Freedom Loving Response to Collapse"
The audio recordings, meetings and resources from Michael Dowd of Post Doom, the most comprehensive one-stop-shop on the web to fully understand Collapse in all it's complexity.
Karen and Jordan Perry of Chickenfoot Ranch
I took part in Karen's Bloom Group for women in 2022 and her message has had a huge impact on me personally as I mature in collapse acceptance, I could not have got to where I am now without her gentle but paradoxically fierce guidance, she had been through all the stages and knew the ropes. Her partner Jordan is wise and funny too. Together, with a small team of support, they are carrying on the work of Michael Dowd's legacy, in consultation with his wife Connie Barlow.
Bright Green Lies
I have added this resource to confirm (if you still had any doubts) why "Net Zero" wont save us and how, in some instances, it is making the situation worse by contributing to the destruction of ecosystems, often where remaining indigenous cultures reside.
Tipping Point Podcast
About Tipping Point: The True Story of The Limits to Growth was the culmination of a four-year research effort to understand why humanity ignored the seminal 1972 book The Limits to Growth, and what we can learn from it. Based on late author Dana Meadows' unpublished memoirs and featuring rare original audio recordings, this podcast accompanies Dana and Dennis Meadows and their team of scientists on their mission to educate the world about coming ecological crises and their solutions.
Tipping Point was researched, created, and produced by Katy Shields and Vegard Beyer. It is a most remarkable retelling of a true story. Even back in the 1970s people were being heckled and yelled at to stop spreading 'Doom and Gloom'. Now here we are, 50 plus years later, and all their predictions are exactly right on track, and people are still throwing around this phrase Doom and Gloom to try to discredit those who speak the truth.