There once was a traveler who came to a small village, tired and weary from his long journey. The traveler did not have anything to eat and hoped that a friendly villager would be able to feed him.
David Trammel's blog
We can't all know everything.That's a plain and simple fact.
What we hope to do over the next few years, is craft a course of study, a manual of knowledge, that people can read and at the end have a core set of skills that will help them in the Long Descent to come. Help them and help the people around them.
While resource depletion, climate change, political instability and economic inequality are all top subjects when we discuss the causes of the coming collapse of our current global civilization, there is one cause that is often not mentioned because of its sensitive nature, and that is "Over Population".
In 2017 the World population stood at 7.6 Billion people. By 2050 that figure is expected to grow to 10 Billion.
Visitors new to this website no doubt ask yourself: "So what is up with this whole site? I mean "Wizards"? Are we serious about the Future or a collection of "wantabees" in their parent's basements?"
Its an honest question, deserving an honest answer.
To think of the Homeless, is to think of poor people sleeping in abandoned cardboard boxes in an alley behind some downtown building. Or living among tents in some small patch of trees, among other people at the end of railroad tracks. We think of those unfortunates as drug addicts, runaways and sometimes the mentally ill BUT more and more the face of homelessness drives a car and works a job.
Recently the pictures of an emancipated polar bear has been making the rounds of the news sites and blogs.
Photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from the conservation group Sea Legacy posted a video of the starving bear and stated that they believed its condition was a direct result of Climate Change. This has left many on both sides of the issue arguing whether that is the true reason for its condition.
Sometimes the strangest things will prompt me to post. Case in point...
I was reading ClubOrlov tonight. Guest writer, Candace Makeda Moore, paints a chilling picture of what Life is like for those Americans already deep into the first stage of the Long Descent. Its been a while since I visited, so I was reading some of the more recent posts.
Now I won't lie and I won't sugar coat the future for all of us. Its going to be tight, cold and nasty. Marked by uncertainty, crime and want.
And by Fear.
The Long Descent will affect your life in a whole host of ways. Whether that street light gets repaired. Whether your trash gets picked up. Whether there is a grocery within easy distance. Whether you get basic services like water and power.
Welcome everyone to our newest game of chance, "The Carbon Lotto 2".
Hope you like playing but something tells me you won't.
What, YOU say you didn't sign up for this one? LOL...didn't you read the fine print when you found coal and oil?
My blog post for today, is a lesson in Limits.
If I gave you one hundred dollars for a minute of your time, you would consider that good deal, wouldn't you? After all, you get over 525 thousand minutes a year in your Life, trading me one of those minutes for that much money seems like a very good deal. Doesn't it?