Global heatwave is symptom of early stage cycle of civilisational collapse

Welcome to a 1C planet: the precursor of an 8C catastrophe in 82 years if we keep burning up fossil fuels like there’s no tomorrow

Nafeez Ahmed
Aug 1, 2018 · 8 min read
Greek Red Cross workers discovered 26 bodies in the devastated resort village of Mati near Athens after horrendous wildfires

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The extreme weather events of the summer of 2018 are not just symptoms of climate breakdown. They are early stage warnings of a protracted process of civilisational collapse as industrial societies face some of the opening symptoms of having already breached the limits of a safe climate. These events are a taste of things to come on a business-as-usual trajectory. They elicit a sense of how industrial civilisational systems are vulnerable to collapse due to escalating climate impacts. And they highlight the urgent necessity of communities everywhere undertaking steps to achieve a systemic civilisational transition toward post-capitalist systems which can survive and prosper after fossil fuels.

Climate ‘doom’ is already here

Our sense-making apparatus is broken

Collapse happens when the system is overwhelmed

Insanity

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