Selected Resources

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Websites

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Cascade Institute

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The Cascade Institute is a Canadian research centre addressing the full range of humanity’s converging environmental, economic, political, and technological crises. Its director is Thomas Homer-Dixon, an award-winning scholar and author with deep experience in using complexity science to anticipate, analyze, and respond to global threats.
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Resilience

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Resilience.org supports building community resilience in a world…
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The Foresight Analysis Nexus (FAN)

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The FAN initiative describes the situation: Two hundred years…
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Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere

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The MAHB mission is twofold: Foster, fuel and inspire a…
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The Consciousness of Sheep

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The Consciousness of Sheep website, hosted by Tim Watkins, focuses…
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Global Challenges Foundation

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The mission of the Global Challenges Foundation is "to prevent,…
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Collapse of Industrial Civilization ~ Finding the Truth behind the American Hologram

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On this blog, Nate Hagens writes: I’m a social critic, political/cultural…
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The Dark Mountain Project

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In 2009, two English writers published a manifesto. Out of that…
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Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

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New and largely unstudied risks are associated with powerful…

Selected Funders

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The Climate Resilience Fund

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The Climate Resilience Fund offers grants under two programs:…
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Global Catastrophic Risks

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This webpage published by the Open Philanthropy Project highlights…

Books

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Commanding Hope

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By Tad Homer Dixon Commanding Hope marshals a fascinating, accessible argument for reinvigorating our cognitive strengths and belief systems to affect urgent systemic change, strengthen our economies and cultures, and renew our hope in a positive future for everyone on Earth.
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Ministry For The Future

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By Kim Stanley Robinson. Set in the near future, the novel follows a subsidiary body, established under the Paris Agreement, whose mission is to advocate for the world's future generations of citizens as if their rights are as valid as the present generation's
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How Everything Can Collapse: A Manual for Our Times

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How Everything Can Collapse: A Manual for Our Times, co-authored…
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The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization

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The Upside of Down by Thomas Homer-Dixon takes the reader on…
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The Uninhabitable Earth

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The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells brings into stark…
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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

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Bill McKibben's Falter tells the story of converging trends—global…

Open groups

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Transition United States

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Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration,…
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Transition Network

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Transition Network is a movement of communities coming together…

Articles

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Toward Symbiosis

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Restorative Retreat on the Land -Facilitated by James Stark and Anna O'Malley -Friday, April 23 at 10 am through Sunday, April 25 at noon
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Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future

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We report three major and confronting environmental issues…
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The Rise of Neo-Feudalism

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In this article, Robert Kuttner and Katherine V. Stone delineate…
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Resilience: Living beyond Fear with the Coronavirus

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This was first published on Michael's blog, Angle of Vision. The…

Videos

Systemic Risks and the Four Dilemmas of our Time with Dr. Gary Kendall

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Dr Gary Kendall will present and discuss some thought-provoking perspectives on why our collective reluctance to reconceptualise paradigms commits us to a future of growing systemic risk.
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Nate Hagens: The State of the Species 2020

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In this video, Nate Hagens, Director of EnergyandOurFuture.org,…
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Greta Thunberg’s full speech to world leaders at UN Climate Action Summit

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In this September 23, 2019, video, Swedish climate activist Greta…
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Joanna Macy: The Resilience Gathering

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In this talk given at The Resilience Gathering, Joanna Macy…
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Nate Hagens: The Human Predicament

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 In this keynote address given at The Resilience Gathering,…
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Why it’s time to think about human extinction

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In this video episode of Unstoppable, environmentalist, activist,…

Fiction

ministry of future book coverGraham Hardy

Ministry For The Future

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By Kim Stanley Robinson. Set in the near future, the novel follows a subsidiary body, established under the Paris Agreement, whose mission is to advocate for the world's future generations of citizens as if their rights are as valid as the present generation's
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The Road

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In The Road, a father and son traverse a bleak landscape after…
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The Dog Stars

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This superb post-apocalypse novel compares well with Cormac McCarthy's…