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August 13, 2019

“People have only two modes of operation: complacency and panic.” ~ James Schlesinger

Similar to what we are experiencing with the climate crisis, things don’t just change overnight, there is a roller coaster response to an action, be it finance, peak oil or biosphere collapse (its Emerging Mega Trends. And they all appear to be coming clearer in sight now). The norm suddenly becomes less predictable. Sometimes you are in it and you don’t notice it as it’s happening. Until you are really in the middle of it. A few yell loudly in warning and are discounted as wack jobs. (think of Steve Eisman whose predictions prior to the market crash of 2019 was the basis of the movie The Big Short).

Most is predictable through numbers (ie science), but heck that’s complicated and requires more than a bumper sticker of thought. Or it can be hidden in a large steaming pile of nonsense that is economic theory eg. infinite growth on a finite planet.

Watching the financial markets unravel as they have been this past couple weeks is a case in point. This isn’t the end of something, its the beginning of less certainty. The economic experiment that has been underway for 40 years is just that, an experiment. Even the most sage observers can’t agree on whats going to happen. But its changing and it will be extremely painful for the world, simply because we will not be able to spend our way out of the massive debt the world has taken on. As the roller coaster happens in front of us, watch and listen as the panicked leaders pull out all the stops to correct it back to “normal”. Does anyone know what normal looks like anymore? It isn’t Leave it to Beaver World, I suspect.

The impending “wall of worry” now includes: the trade war(s), Brexit, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Kashmir, North Korea, South China Sea, Turkey, and Venezuela. There’s others, just not so front and centre.

If you only read one thing on this page

Climate Crisis (ecocide)

  1. Sea Level Rise

Financial (roller coaster)

  1. an uncharted economic abyss
  2. The Bull is dying

Food/Water/Health

  1. Fall army worm infestation in China Lots to watch in China these days: 25% pig herds gone, this army worm thing, Hong Kong, South China Sea, banks needing bailouts, Cheeto Von Tweeto.
  2. Its raining plastic!
  3. Chemicals and modern agriculture-BAD!

Society (moving forward)

Confronting carbon: Here’s what it would take for Canada to meet its climate targets. Hint? It will mean a serious disruption to our existing way of life.

This is coming way faster than you think.
https://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/confronting-carbon/

Whats better?? staying on course ? life as usual?, fuck everyone else I deserve it? Handing off a shit bucket to your kids and grand kids?

This is what it comes down to. Either we change or you had better start making excuse for your kids. Start with this coming Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Look at them and start your excuses.

Or just be complacent, till you can’t.

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