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Perhaps one of the least talked about (but one of the most important) aspects of ecological and environmental collapse: our oceans. From ocean acidification and dead zones to rising temperatures and overfishing, there are multiple threats to marine life. The delicate ocean ecosystems are dissolving before our eyes, with unprecedented consequences to our societies.Dead Zoneshttps://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/deadzone.htmlhttps://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/dead-zones-in-our-oceans-have-increased-dramatically-since-1950-and-we-re-to-blame/Ocean Acidificationhttps://www.noaa.gov/education/resource-collections/ocean-coasts/ocean-acidification#:~:text=The%20ocean%20absorbs%20about%2030,by%20the%20ocean%20also%20increaseshttps://www.epa.gov/ocean-acidification/understanding-science-ocean-and-coastal-acidification#:~:text=Today%2C%20average%20ocean%20pH%20is,ten%2Dfold%20increase%20in%20acidityPteropod Shell Dissolutionhttps://www.nature.com/articles/ngeo1635Threats to Phytoplanktonhttps://psmag.com/environment/global-warming-is-putting-phytoplankton-in-dangerOceanic c02 Absorptionhttps://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/oceans-do-us-a-huge-service-by-absorbing-nearly-a-third-of-global-co2-emissions-but-at-what-cost#:~:text=So%20far%2C%20the%20researchers%20found,as%20atmospheric%20levels%20have%20increased.&text=%22At%20some%20point%20the%20ability,scientist%20Jeremy%20Mathis%20told%20MashableSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
Not every aspect of collapse has to be negative.  In this episode Kory and Kellan discuss the potential positives to collapse, as a way to see the best in the worst of situations.Links:How Trauma can Change you for the Better:https://time.com/3967885/how-trauma-can-change-you-for-the-better/The positive Legacy of Trauma:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8827649/What Good can Come of Trauma?https://www.research.va.gov/currents/1215-4.cfmTribe - Sebastian Jungerhttp://www.sebastianjunger.com/tribe-by-sebastian-jungerSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
In this episode, Kellan and Kory discuss the impact and the implications of the events of the last 18 months. From record wildfires and hurricanes to civil unrest, and economic volatility to global pandemics, it's clear that we are witnessing collapse all around us.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
In this episode Kory and Kellan review the new book by Bill Gates "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster" through an in-depth discussion of the validity of the points made and the credibility of the author.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
Desh Amila gives a fascinating perspective on what it's like growing up in a country torn by civil war, as well as the dangers of our hyperpolarized political environment. You can check out his new documentary, "Better Left Unsaid", at www.betterleftunsaidfilm.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
In this episode we discuss water shortages, water infrastructure, and the current and potential conflicts arising from inadequate access.Learn More:https://www.watercalculator.org/footprint/foods-big-water-footprint/https://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/freshwater-resources/https://ourworldindata.org/water-use-stress#:~:text=Globally%2C%20approximately%2019%20percent%20of,%2C%20industrial%20and%20domestic%20uses).https://www.usbr.gov/mp/arwec/water-facts-ww-water-sup.htmlhttps://www.amazon.com/Rivers-Fully-Revised-Updated-Water/dp/0807054895https://www.worldwater.org/conflict/list/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
Kellan and Kory discuss the vulnerabilities of the global supply chain, and the potential results of supply chain failure.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
We're honored to have JMG join us on this episode to discuss his views on collapse. For more on John Michael Greer:His main blog is here: https://www.ecosophia.net/His Dreamwidth journal is here: https://ecosophia.dreamwidth.org/You can buy his books directly from Bookshop here: https://bookshop.org/shop/jmgSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
In this episode we discuss renewable electricity and whether or not it can save us from falling off the energy cliff.https://www.businessinsider.com/this-is-the-potential-of-solar-power-2015-9#:~:text=Each%20hour%20430%20quintillion%20Joules,Joules%20of%20electricity%20in%202013.https://www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-performance-and-efficiencyhttps://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/electricity/electricity-in-the-us.phpSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
We discuss some of the most prevalent ideas of what life will look like after collapse. "How to Enjoy the End of the World" - Sid SmithSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
Most major factors influencing collapse can be tied back, directly or indirectly, to the moral decline of society. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/10/collapsing-levels-trust-are-devastating-america/616581/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
Historically, an increasing wealth gap has always been a sign of empires in decline. Will this time be any different? Kory and Kellan dive into what our growing wealth disparity means for the US and the world.Video on wealth disparity (referenced in this episode)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
In this episode we discuss the possible consequences of climate change and how they will affect daily life.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
In this episode Kory and Kellan discuss the consequences of echo chambers in today's political environment.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
Accepting collapse and take a toll on mental health. Kellan introduces some ways to cope with the reaility of collapse and making the best of our situations.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
Kellan and Kory discuss the role that modern agriculture plays in eventual societal collapseSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
In this episode Kellan and I discuss some thoughts on how to get started preparing for collapse. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
Kellan and Kory discuss the proper expectations and philosophy around preparing for collapse, and how they may differ from mainstream ideas of "prepping".Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
This week Kellan takes the wheel and talks about specific trends in consumerism that have caused the modern western world to give up our independence in exchange for convenience.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
In this episode Kellan and I discuss feedback loops related to climate change, what a BOE is, and how it will affect us.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
In this episode Kellan asks the questions he's had on his mind throughout our conversations. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
In this episode we discuss the major impacts of climate change and its role in collapse.Learn More:On Ice Free Arctic 2035On “Faster Than Expected” Permafrost Melt“Faster Than Expected” ExamplesWhy 1.5 isn’t going to happenWhen could we see a 2 degree warmer world?The Difference Between 1.5 and 2 DegreeesAir Pollution Deaths at 2 Degrees vs 1.5 DegreesHow many die annually from air polution?What could 2050 look like? (1)What could 2050 look like? (2)California Wildfires - 2020Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
Politicians have power because we have given it to them. What happens when the people decide that power is no longer legitimate?Learn More:On CorruptionOn VotingBreaking the Two Party SystemIncome Inequality"The Collapse of Complex Societies" - Joseph Tainter The French Revolution“Dark Age America" - John Michael GreerOn Essential WorkersWhat Causes Revolutions?"Medellin, a city caught between love and hatred for Pablo Escobar"Systemic Police Brutality and its Costs in the United StatesOn Poverty in the USACan Netflix’s Stock Double in 2020?On Bread and CircusesHow to Understand Power“It Could Happen Here" - Robert Evans“How the Arab Spring Started and How it Affected the World”Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
The massive social experiment that is our financial system is truly understood by few. This episode details how we are practically victims of history's largest Ponzi scheme. How long will the con last?Learn More:The Crash Course (Full Course)The Crash Course (Short Version)Fractional Reserve BankingHow does the Federal Reserve create money?Money in CirculationUS Debt ClockZimbabwe HyperinflationSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
In this episode we discuss one of the mechanisms by which societal collapse happens over time, and what it looks like for every-day people.Sources:How Civilizations Fall: A Theory of Catabolic Collapse - John Michael GreerDark Age America - John Michael GreerGDP GrowthInfrastructure Report CardSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/collapsepod)
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Podcast Details

Created by
Kory & Kellan
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Oct 8th, 2020
Latest Episode
Apr 7th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
29
Avg. Episode Length
40 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Serial
Language
English

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