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Culture Collapse Disorder: The loss & destruction of home (places & planet) due to human impact and our modern consumer mindset
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Unstoppable man-made climate change will make New York unihabitable

Unstoppable man-made climate change will make New York unihabitable | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it

The Earth is racing towards an apocalyptic future in which major cities such as New York and London could become uninhabitable within 45-years.

 

Humanitarian crisis' could unfold, as hundreds of millions of global warming refugees pour illegally across borders fleeing the consequences of the temperature rises which might leave entire regions of the planet extinct of life.

 

And while the doomsday clock is ticking, with the first signs of change expected at the end of this decade, researchers of the study claim that it is too late to reverse and mankind needs to prepare for a world where the coldest years will be warmer than what we remember as the hottest.

 

Indeed, the study from the University of Hawaii...

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Judging the Merits of a Media-Hyped 'Collapse' Study - "Collide-a-Scape"

Judging the Merits of a Media-Hyped 'Collapse' Study - "Collide-a-Scape" | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it

Anthropologists are loathe to make sweeping generalizations about the dissolution and/or reorganization of prehistoric cultures. This hasn’t stopped popular narratives about carrying capacity from taking hold and remaining immune to mounting evidence that challenges prevailing views....

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Spirituality & Practice: Book Excerpt: The Dream of the Earth, by Thomas Berry

Spirituality & Practice: Book Excerpt: The Dream of the Earth, by Thomas Berry | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it

An Excerpt from The Dream of the Earth by Thomas Berry

 

In this classic work of eco-theology, Thomas Berry spells out the lineaments of a new intimacy and love of the earth. Here is an excerpt on the spiritual practice of reverence.

 

"It is important that we be mindful of the earth, the planet out of which we are born and by which we are nourished, guided, healed — the planet, however, which we have abused to a considerable degree in these past two centuries of industrial exploitation. This exploitation has reached such extremes that presently it appears that some hundreds of thousands of species will be extinguished before the end of the century.

 

"It is indeed true that species become extinct in the natural processes whereby the great variety of lifeforms have developed over the centuries, for there is a violent as well as a benign aspect of nature. Yet in the larger pattern of life development over hundreds of millions of years, new species have appeared in... (click title for more)

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Why Extinction Matters at Least as Much as Climate Change

Why Extinction Matters at Least as Much as Climate Change | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it

The images most associated with climate change — huge chunks of Arctic ice crashing into the Northern seas, large swaths of the Amazon basin being denuded, or rising sea levels threatening to wipe out coastal metropolises — are those of the colossal forces of nature unleashed upon a vulnerable humanity. No matter that we helped set these calamities in motion. As a matter of survival we are now left to confront and subdue a natural world run amok.

 

The center of the ecological crisis is not the weather but the ongoing and wholesale destruction of life. We are in the midst of Earth’s sixth mass extinction spasm, accompanied by unfathomable figures such as three to ten species, many of them millions of years old, being extinguished daily. The planet’s entire evolutionary experiment, at least three-and-a-half billion years in the making, is bruised and battered... (Click title for more)

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Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma--Jerome Bernstein

Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma--Jerome Bernstein | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it

In facing the crises of the twenty-first century, we need, more than ever, works such as Jerome Bernstein's remarkable and prophetic Living in the Borderland. This book enables us to believe in the possibility that our disastrous western culture can be healed.

 

For Living in the Borderland is one of those rare texts that is so deeply immersed in a lifetime of clinical practice and research that it transcends boundaries between disciplines, between social groups and even between humans and nature. Bernstein demonstrates that the borderland, of consciousness, of cultures, of so-called 'sanity', of the margins cultivated between nature and human, is a place of potential redemption.

 

In so doing, Living in the Borderland shifts the foundations of western epistemology in favour of restitution to native repressed cultures such as the Navajo. It fosters postcolonial justice, clinical revolution and the glorious possibility of saving the planet from the dominant group's predilection for species suicide... (click title for more)

 

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