Resources

Just Collapse was interviewed at the Collapse Club. Hear about how the inevitability of collapse changes the parameters of politics and activism.
A Planned Collapse. WTF? ‘Planning’ and ‘collapse’ are not normally two words that would work together. In these unprecedented times, we explain not only how they do work together but how, in combination, they redefine the parameters of political struggle and activism, and how people can begin work for a planned collapse.
In this paper, ‘Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future‘, scientists describe how environmental conditions are far more severe and dangerous than even many experts realise.
A #JustCollapse – WTF?
‘Justice has been understood as an important element of civilisational advancement and cohesion… A #JustCollapse is about achieving outcomes based on decline rather than progress but is still a means of holding together what remains, as best we can.’
Professor Emeritus Bill Rees examines the idea that climate change is a society-wide misdiagnosis of the problem faced by humans in an ever shrinking ecosphere. He explains that our predicament is the ultimately fatal condition of overshoot – using energy and the biosphere faster than these can regenerate, and polluting beyond the biosphere’s assimilative capacity.
In this wide-ranging podcast Dr. Kate Booth and Tristan Sykes talk about justice and collapse as place-based phenomenon, overshoot and the Seneca effect, collapse awareness and collapse acceptance, structural violence as collapse avoidance, among other things.
Professor Nate Hagens refers to collapse as ‘The Great Simplification’. In this short movie, he describes the energy blindness that leads to maladaptive living and activism. A Great Simplification is coming soon irrespective of renewables and other forms of ‘climate action’!
A great explainer for collapse denial: An interview with the legendary professor Sheldon Solomon based on his work in Terror Management Theory–how human behavior is conditioned by our awareness of mortality and the strategies we employ to cope with the fear of death.
Let’s Talk Collapse – a website packed full of resources
A 1972 MIT study predicted that rapid economic growth would lead to societal collapse in the mid 21st century. This paper shows we’re right on schedule.
The Nine Planetary Boundaries – an online article from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. It describes the boundaries and how we are already transgressing four of these.
Approaching Collapse – some do’s and don’ts [edited forum video]
Bursting the fantasy of sustainability based on clean energy transition and arguing for equitable approaches to global population. Pathways forward include a deliberate contraction of the human enterprise and a planned collapse.
This forum took place at the University of Tasmania, as part of Global Climate Change Week 2021.