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From Chris Martenson at Peak Prosperity (USA)

I worry that almost nobody is ready for what’s coming. Not financially, not psychologically or emotionally. And not with respect to their current lifestyles. My decade-plus tracking the data leads me to conclude that:

  • Food insecurity will be part of my future
  • Energy abundance will diminish over time
  • The financial system has enormous losses baked right in and they cannot be avoided
  • Our local city/town or communities will feel the impacts of the loss of purchasing power coursing through their veins. This ‘simplification’ will be very destructive to those unready or unable to adapt
  • Either humans voluntarily stop putting too much carbon into the atmosphere or nature will force that outcome under far less favorable terms
  • Travel will become quite limited and perhaps become an unaffordable luxury within the next couple of decades.

I don't want to panic you. Quite the opposite. I want you to realize that while these are potential eventualities you can't control, you can do plenty about how they'll impact you.

There are better models out there for farmers, their customers and their supporters. Read Adam Taggarts article on The Future of Better Farming and follow the links for Joel Salatin and Toby Hemenway.

Nigel Stewart writes:

Alfredo Cunhal has reintroduced the montado system at Foros de Vale Figueira in southern Portugal - very permacultural, I think. In case you have not noticed it before, here is the link. Now, they are legally attacking the European Union over climate change!

Personally, I don't know IF AND WHEN we may have a major loss of delivery from current food suppliers, caused by whatever, be that "climate change", "desertification", "loss of biodiversity" (especially insects), "societal and markets collapse", etc. And that: within 3 to 10 years, maybe... 10 to 30 years, probable... 30 to 80 years, almost certain.

I’ve been collecting links on the future of farming. On BBC/REEL’s “Follow the Food”, the American presenter and the blind enthusiasm for modern/scientific capitalist development annoys me often. At least a few people look at the BBC and some take notice and consider a little.

All the very best to you and yours,

Nigel

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