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ECOLOGY is a vast area of learning, rehabilitation and celebration! A resilient and well informed individual makes better long term decisions, leading towards a steady state. That 'More is always worth more' is not a natural state. Today's ecology is also about divesting from the old maxims of capital, energy and wealth accumulation. This page contains open-source books, types of activism, emerging science and ways to define our place inside the ecosystem.

Now, in the 2020s, the Great Acceleration is losing steam and shows signs of reversing direction. Thought leaders and policy think tanks have invented a new word—polycrisis—to refer to the tangles of global environmental and social dilemmas that are accumulating, mutually interacting, and worsening. The central claim of this report is that the polycrisis is evidence that humanity is entering what some have called the Great Unraveling—a time of consequences in which individual impacts are compounding to threaten the very environmental and social systems that support modern human civilization. The Great Unraveling challenges us to grapple with the prospect of a far more difficult future, one of mutually exacerbating crises—some acute, others chronic—interacting across environmental and social systems in complex ways, at different rates, in many places, and with different results.

NEW ORIENTATION. ECOLOGICAL LIMITS TO GROWTH

Mumbai City

" Cities as engines of economic growth; centers of commerce; seats of government; the loci of great universities and well-springs of arts and culture. Cities are, indeed, all of these things simultaneously – but something is missing. Not many urban dwellers or even urban scholars think first of cities as biophysical entities subject to the same natural laws and con- straints as all other complex living systems.

This is a serious failing. The capacity of cities to function in their myriad ways depends utterly on the integrity of their biophysical relationships..."

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The big facts based on science.

1. Climate change cannot be addressed as a stand-alone problem.

2. It is part of a larger systemic fallacy - leading us to a poly-crisis world.

​3. Humans are on a collision course with the natural world.

4.​ We have exceeded, way beyond the regenerative capacity of the living planet.

​5. Consequently, ecosystems are loosing resilience, to deal with stress, loss and disorder.​

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OPEN SOURCE BOOKS AND INTERVENTIONS

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Our day-to-day experiences over the past decades have taught us that there must be limits to our tremendous irrational appetite for energy, natural resources and consumer goods. The economic mantras of infinite growth remain divorced from the biophysical limits of the earth.

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The book is a journey documenting human societies (big and small) that evolved and collapsed over the last 10,000 years. Always linked to the environment and our tryst with progress. The specter of overshoot and collapse of many civilizations.

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Is it too late to avert catastrophic damage from the direct and indirect impacts of climate and ecological damage? The objective is individual and collective resilience (capacity) to face (adapt) climate change and near term collapse.

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