I will be out most of today, attending the New Emergency Conference hosted by the great Irish organisation FEASTA. I will be listening and perhaps talking to Dmitri Orlov, Davie Phillip and many others -- I'll let you know how it goes.
Let’s say our modern culture of consumerism and mass media has not been entirely beneficial. Let’s say we have lost the self-reliant skills, classical education and common values that were once ubiquitous. Let’s say our consumption has grown exponentially, and our supply of fossil fuels or carbon sinks turns out to be finite.
Let’s posit a long emergency ahead – not an action-movie apocalypse, but a slow conversion into a more traditional world.
And let’s say you have a daughter.