By Chris Martenson in PeakProsperity Blog:
“Collapse is a process, not an event.
And it’s already underway, all around us.
Collapse is already here.
This parade of awful ecological news is both endless and worsening. And there is no real prospect for us to fix things in time to avoid substantial ecological pain. None.
The bottom line is this: We are destroying the natural world. And that means that we are destroying ourselves…..Each failing ecosystem is screaming at us in urgent, strident tones that we’ve gone too far in our quest for “more”.
From here, there are only two likely paths:
(1) We humans simply cannot self-organize to address these plights and carry on until the bitter end, when something catastrophic happens that collapses our natural support systems.
(2) We see the light, gather our courage, and do what needs to be done. Consumption is widely and steeply curtailed, fossil fuel use is severely restrained, and living standards as measured by the amount of stuff flowing through our daily lives are dropped to sustainable levels.”