Aspects of the Problem

The converging catastrophes of the 21st century, as James Howard Kunstler labels them in his The Long Emergency, challenge our ability to respond. What may seem to be separate problems are really multiple aspects of our current dysfunctional ways of doing things. Incremental improvements are not enough; we need to change the system.

  • Alienation
  • Centralization of Power
  • Climate Change
  • Colonialism
  • Displacement & Migration
  • Disruption of Ecological Systems & Health
  • Educational System Failure
  • Globalization
  • Inequality – the Growing Divide
  • Population Growth
  • War and Militarism

The Finding Solutions section looks at comprehensive approaches to rethinking the situation.