For capitalism to work, J-Lo says, we must "put a saddle on its back, a bridle in its mouth, a carrot in front of it, and a whip behind it to force that engine of creativity and productivity into making the world we want, not the world we ended up with."
Igor Polskiy is the new Facilitation Coordinator for the Deep Adaptation Forum. He sees opportunity in crisis. The collapse of the "machine" that is our industrial civilization may create open spaces in which we can find better ways to live.
Fernando Garcia Ferreiro — "Nando" — left a world-class job to become a seeker after truth, or what he calls an "experienced beginner." In the face of collapse, Nando is remaking himself in a new life, closer to the Earth.
Fred Ehresmann is a mental-health nurse from Bristol, England. He shares the conversations he's had with his 8-year-old daughter about her own death, a dying planet, and a future shaped by climate change.
María lives in Mexico City, on the border between the "white" world and the world of the Indigenous. To reconcile with collapse, María embraces wisdom from the indigenous Zapatista movement, and from the Zen philosopher Alan Watts. Women throughout Latin America are building networks that can save our souls!
Wendy thinks of her life as a “blank slate”—plans and dreams of former days are gone. Instead, she is “navigating the cliff-edge” of collapse awareness as part of the Deep Adaptation community, where she finds friends and helps other people.
As the site manager for a tiny-house village in Seattle, Andrew Constantino is responsible for the welfare of 65 homeless people. Now, the pandemic has shut down many of the services that homeless people rely on for their survival.
Alexandra Grace Derwen (aka Alexandra Wilson) caught the coronavirus disease on a pilgrimage in Spain. She was then seriously ill for five days, during which she felt she might die. Listen to her recount her conversation with the virus.
André S. Clements is a visual artist who gives his creative energy to Extinction Rebellion (XR), in South Africa. XR is famous for civil disobedience, but at a deeper level it's about creating new ways to distribute power in society.
From Australia, Aimee Maxwell – a practicing psychologist and a Deep Adaptation moderator – provides professional tips to cope with stress, and personal contemplations on the meaning of the catastrophic bushfires in her country.
Phoebe Barnard is a conservation scientist, fully aware of the dangers posed by climate change and biodiversity loss. In this interview, she shares her optimism that human beings can act fearlessly to save the world.
Jane Dwinell is a fountain of wisdom about living independently, in harmony with nature. She has been living off the grid since the 1970s. In this interview, she shares her wisdom about homesteading and her thoughts about Deep Adaptation.