Collapse now and avoid the rush
The myth of progress tells us that we are destined for greatness, that we began grunting in the primeval swamps, as a humble part of something called 'nature', which we have now triumphantly subdued.
During the Great Forgetting, it came to be understood among the people of our culture that life in the wild was governed by a single, cruel law known as "kill or be killed." In recent decades, by the process of looking(instead of merely assuming), ethologists have discovered that this law is a fiction. In fact, a system of laws, universally observed, preserves the tranquility of the wild, protects species and even individuals, and promotes the well-being of the community as a whole.
This system of laws has been called, among other things, the peacekeeping law, the law of limited competition, and animal ethics.
- Low Tech
- CE Manifesto
- Deep Resource
- Design Lifecycle
- Open Structures
- What Can A Technologist
- No Tech
- Open Source Ecology
- Low Tech Lab
- Space Buckets
- Moss Electricity
- Solar Protocol
- Toaster From Scratch
Green wizards are defined as individuals who are willing to take on the responsibility to learn, practice and thoroughly master a set of unpopular but valuable skills – the skills of the old appropriate technology movement – and share them with their neighbours when the day comes that neighbours are willing to learn.
- Strong Longtermism: The primary determinant of the value of our actions is the effects of those actions on the very long-run future.
- The Hinge of History Hypothesis: The hypothese that we are living at the most influential time ever.
- Carbon Capture: A technological negative emissions solution that aims to remove carbon from the air, storing it as inert material. Small units exist at high cost, and it remains unclear whether large scale deployment is possible or desirable.
- Carbon Budget: An attempt to provide the world with a means of tracking emissions with goals set based on projected temperature rise. Most models are not believed to accurately account for feedback loops.
- Solar Radiation Management: Methods of reducing global temperature by increasing albedo, frequently discussed methods include stratospheric sulphur injection and marine cloud brightening.
- Scientific Reticence: A phenomenon where scientists failed to emphasize many the more dramatic results of the study of global warming over concerns of reception.
- Coppicing: A method of harvesting wood without killing trees, which exploits the capacity of many species of trees to grown new shoots from their stump or roots if cut down.
Expect the end of the world. Laugh.
incoming(3): oscean ethics vegan