Are You Ready to Embrace the Apocalypse? – Piece by Hal in The Guardian

Hey all, I’ve got a piece online at about embracing the apocalyptic future. Please give it a read and let me know what you think!

Dead fire-damaged trees near Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Here’s the first little bit of it…

This weekend the Sustainability Centre in Hampshire will be home to Uncivilisation 2013, which describes itself as “a gathering of people searching for answers to questions about our collective future in a rapidly changing and depleting world”. At Uncivilisation about 400 people are expected to attend sessions including a wild-food foraging workshop, a talk on moving beyond a monetary-based economy, and a ceremony of singers and storytellers leading the group in a “liturgy of loss”.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future lately. I’ve got two daughters. The youngest turned two this spring, an occasion that gave me the opportunity to carve out the mental space to start a new writing project and reflect on what the world is going to look like in 40 years, when she’s my age.

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