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OMEGA Digest Vol.12

Articles: The Big Picture ‘America’s (Likely) Violent Future‘ By Richard Heinberg It looks to me as though the current period of relative calm may be brief, to be followed by worsening civil hostility. One of the pieces of evidence leading me to this conclusion is the historical analysis published by ecologist Peter Turchin and colleagues. […]

Omega Digest Vol. 11

Articles: The Big Picture MIT Predicted in 1972 That Society Will Collapse This Century. New Research Shows We’re on Schedule. by Nafeez Ahmend A remarkable new study by a director at one of the largest accounting firms in the world has found that a famous, decades-old warning from MIT about the risk of industrial civilization […]

Fires and Blackouts Are the New Normal. Are We Ready?

by Stanley Wu, Coordinator, the Resilience Project, Commonweal When Pacific Gas and Energy (PGE) was determined to be responsible for the devastating Camp fire that killed at least 86 people and resulted in tens of billions in damage, they filed for bankruptcy and changed their tactics. The public outrage over their recent CEO bonuses, lobbying, and political investments rather than […]