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Collapse is coming. Are you prepared? We are building the Collapse Network: a diverse group of individuals and families who are working together to survive and thrive through collapse. The goals of the Collapse Network are to: (1) build a global support network of like-minded individuals and families; (2) share relevant resources, knowledge, and advice; and (3) build local connections within our respective neighborhoods and geographic areas.

The Collapse Network is a support network of individuals who are looking to share expertise and resources as the environment deteriorates from global warming and related global breakdown.

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The carbon credit score

Here is an idea of mine that could save humanity.

An idea that I got from this video -> https://youtu.be/DkZ7BJQupVA?si=kXgF0_uWcM2kyw5h

It is absolutely correct in that focusing on the doom and gloom aspects of global warming does not work, it makes people give up and to retreat back into their comfort of inaction.

So if exposing the consequences won't work, then what will? By changing society, an ambitious undertaking for sure, but changing society in a way that rewards mitigating climate change.

I propose the Carbon Credit Score (CCS for short), a system where the lower your carbon emissions are the higher your score is, and the higher your carbon emissions the lower your score.

The scores could be tracked in a similar way that your bills are, with sensors or smart measurement gadgets, phones could be used too.

So imagine something like a universal basic income, or even a universal carbon income, people who score higher get paid more by the government, lower scorers get paid less. Not only that, but the score system also includes score titles that comes with their own level of social standing.

This policy could breed a social culture where everyone tries to outdo each other with their scores, and by doing so reducing their negative impact on the environment. Ideally, higher scorers would have a higher social status, which could add more social pressure which would increase the effectiveness of such a system.

And if it is all very successful, then this social pressure could extend to the government as well as environmentally damaging businessess like oil companies, which will cause them to be more environmentally friendly to preserve their reputation or even to get rewards from the government, and greenwashing won't work since greenwashing does not actually lower carbon emissions now do they.

All in all, I think this policy has alot of potential to change our society into one that rewards helping the environment, and one that could tap into our social nature to actually bring about positive change, where human nature could actually be used for good.

Thank you for reading and please seriously consider this. If you like this idea, then please share it.

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2024/02/08
02:47 UTC

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A message from myself: A manifesto

I'm not sure if I am having a mental breakdown or I am self-actualizing here, but I guess I'll share my thoughts here as well as my plans. Yes, plans.

When I had the flu I had this realization that I cannot escape suffering, even when I thought I could simply dissociate from it I could not, the pain was too great, my mind went down a spiral of thinking that we are all trapped in a prison of suffering where getting out of it requires immense suffering, I had an honest look of the world today and it broke me, I finally snapped and felt astronomically hopeless.

The fact that viruses evolve very quickly and there is no escape from them is a horrible thing to realize, flu jabs are better than nothing and will have as many flu jabs as I possibly can from now on. Because at least I am doing something about it, I read somewhere that someone has a flu jab every year and they've have not had the flu in 20-30 years, it just sounds too good to be true! I'll have a piece of that I hope! ... Hope.

Even though I realized that I am not immune to it, I realized that there was something I could do about it.

Sadly, global temperatures could reach 2+ Celsius within ten years, 3+ within fifteen, 4+ within twenty. 4+ will be the point where it is too late, Earth would become an inhospitable hellscape, all the birds will die, I don't want the birds to die. But maybe something could be done to stop it? ... And if so, what? Is it even possible?

Then it hit me, the only way is to trigger a mini-ice age (with radiation blocking or other unforeseen means) to buy humanity more time to research the technologies needed for a more self-sustainable and manageable future, technologies like fusion power, cold plasma pyrolysis, 3D printing and rapid-prototyping, effective vertical farming, effective biofuel, carbon capture (even methane capture), creating robots to clear up the mess to plant the forests and nurse the animals, etc.

If the plan works and the ice age is underway, the survivors retreat into the surviving civilizations, to create the infrastructure needed to survive into the 22nd century and beyond. Then re-emerge with technological means to build civilizations that can survive without the exploitation of so many resources, and without causing drastic emissions.

True, triggering a mini ice-age will cause destruction, but if we are truly going to go extinct due to global warming then doing nothing will assure us complete annihilation, so it will be better to do something about it when that gamble gives us a chance of survival, humanity has survived an ice age before anyway and we are better equipped today to deal with another one, cold temperatures create more nutrient-rich oceans too, enriched oceans could restore the phytoplankton which are the true lungs of our planet.

I do believe that this could be our only hope if things are destined to go truly pear-shaped, and I see myself as a viable candidate to be the catalyst for this course of action, in my 30s (I am 29 now) I will attempt to find my voice, then I will attempt to do some public speeches, maybe appear in TV, start a movement, and if things get really really bad then people will begin to listen to me, yes, people are going to think I am a complete nutcase and whether or not I could be remembered as a hero or a villain depends on who you ask in the future.

But this is my mission now, I refuse to not go down this path and give-in to the hopelessness and despair, I have found my calling, I have found my purpose, this is something that I have to do, and if fate would have me fill in that role as the saviour of humanity, then I'll do a damn good job doing it.

I go by the alias of Jake Jakobs, remember my name, because who knows, you might begin to hear about me in the 2030s-2040s.

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2024/02/06
13:22 UTC

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Zoom Details on Memorial for Michael Dowd, Post-Doom Pioneer, Below. 2:45 after the time stamp on this post, or 0000 UTC Friday

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2023/10/12
21:17 UTC

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Different way to organize

Do I need to join to post? I just wanted to say that we as people should organize differently. Look up what a Superorganism is. Basically everyone knows the goal and every communicates effectively to get the goal done without any "one" person being the leader. People move in and out of leadership naturally as the project or goal calls for different needs at different times.

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2023/08/18
02:31 UTC

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Downtowns Will Become Prisons

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2023/06/13
18:57 UTC

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inactive networking?

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2022/08/14
00:26 UTC

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If collapse happens and people self-organize, people should know that choosing good leaders is not a natural skill. The concepts and approaches currently mediated by social media is producing the dynamics leading to collapse. Civics education in the aftermath is still deeply relevant.

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2022/03/28
23:39 UTC

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What if we program a collapse-map . com linking all the problems together so everyone can identify them in order to fight missinformation and help people understand the cons of an certain action?

Visually can be as simple as music-map.com Maybe the the letter size could represent the importance of the problem and could be layers of specificity of the problems.

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2022/03/19
09:16 UTC

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Learn the basics of fly fishing at 8pm EST on Twitch!

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2022/01/27
00:25 UTC

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Get some skills with a free aquaponics 101 twitch stream in a few hours

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2022/01/10
20:54 UTC

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Join us on Twitch as we continue to develop a collection of skills through our skillshare series!

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2022/01/05
15:02 UTC

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Anyone interested in talking about the collapse on a podcast?

Hello,

Looking for folk who might be willing to come have a discussion about a civilizational collapse as part of a new podcast series I'm recording called "Anon Report".

Concept of the podcast is to talk to anonymous internet strangers about dark or unusual topics: crime, spirituality, the paranormal, conspiracy theories, drug use, strange pornography, etc. You name it - anything goes.

Only rule is that its all anonymous. Discussion is chill and the recording is done via Discord.

If you're interested in sharing your story or just having a chill discussion, PM me or hit me up here.

Thanks

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2021/10/09
10:05 UTC

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Looking for NE USA partner

If there is any family looking to prep with a partner, please pm me. Will explain assets, knowledge.

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2020/07/16
01:35 UTC

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I am Dean Spillane Walker here to join in an AMA session re Deep Adaptation.

Dean Spillane-Walker has been a moderator on the Deep Adaptation Forum's

Holistic Approaches and Guidance Group (counseling, coaching and workshop facilitation community) - since its inception about a year ago.

He is also a Deep Adaptation Advocate, one of about a dozen people Jem Bendell has invited to speak in place of professor Bendell in the many interviews and events to which he is invited to present about Deep Adaptation.

Dean’s own work is to support and resource people who are bravely facing the human-caused collapse of Earth and Human Systems. This work includes his 2017 book, The Impossible Conversation: Choosing Reconnection and Resilience at the End of Business as Usual. He also offers collapse-aware learning resources on his website, www.LivingResilience.net/DeepAcademy and on his podcast, The Poetry of Predicament

Deep Adaptation Is a term coined by Jem Bendell to represent the inner work a person, group or community might do in preparation for, or in the midst of the Human-caused collapse of Human Systems.

It could be said that the bold assertion at the center of Deep Adaptation is that we are actually already in the midst of elements of global societal collapse - and can anticipate many more layers of collapse to impact our world within a relatively short (but still unknown) time frame.

Another cornerstone of Bendell’s definition of Deep Adaptation is keeping compassion, love and acceptance of collapse at the center of our efforts to prepare for and address it.

Dean welcomes AMA conversations about:

· any aspect of Deep Adaptation

· the development of an inner tool-kit and expansion of capacities to be present in the face of immense stressors

· transforming the often default experience of despair and lack of agency – into what Deb Ozarko calls, Activated Presence

· choosing practices that encourage reconnection with the primary sources of meaning in human life: Deeper Self, Others, Earth and Soul

· Any topic not mentioned here, that is currently alive for this group

52 Comments
2020/03/13
16:08 UTC

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