Killer Facts: Why we should be preparing for social collapse
I found this to be a thought provoking speech. Particularly the part about social collapse which starts at 18:50. Building on the scientific facts which start at 10:58.
It is easy for people to stay relaxed about this issue until too late because we are not engaged with the concept of exponential change which means that things can rapidly escalate at an ever increasing speed as one issue impacts on another. For example Roger mentions how as the arctic ice melts that will also mean less light is reflected meaning even more rapid heating of the planet.
For people who are somewhat familiar with ecosystems and complex systems it is easier to make sense of these warnings.
The question that then springs to mind is what to do with this information?
Roger advocates for rebellion to try and help wake governments up to this issue. However I think it also makes sense to pursue another action as well. Planning for the worst and creating mobile, self sustaining homes and communities to try and save life, protect species and spread knowledge before, during and after social collapse.
This is because it seems like we may be too late to persuade society to change course. That is still the ideal. But perhaps seeing some people building Noah style Arcs and planning for the total collapse of life as we know it, rather than paying into pensions which fund the world’s destruction, will be a better wake up call that the crisis is coming.