The good news is that other societies have proved that you can have things like good health, an education for your children, enough food, strong community, support networks for the vulnerable, the pleasures of home and family – all during periods of decline from one level to another. We know that this is possible – so our central project becomes ensuring that it is feasible for us, that we can offer our children something worth having, even if we have less.”

Interesting analysis by Sharon Astyk in the Energy Bulletin. Very valid questions on the size and quality of our future collapse. Not "Mad Max" but Iceland? But is it realistic? I guess there is a need for much more serious analysis of what economic, social and ecological collapse (which is where we are heading) will mean for democracy, solidarity, our institutions, interpersonal relationships, culture, religion etc.