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WHAT IF: Add your comment on this item1

THE INITIAL STEPS IN A BEST STRATEGY FOR LONG-TERM RESOLUTION OF ALL OUR CRISES  Add your comment on this item2

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THE SAME AS FOR A BEST STRATEGY TO SURVIVE A WORST CASE SHORT-TERM COLLAPSE? Add your comment on this item3

and are Add your comment on this item4

THE SAME STEPS FOR THE GLOROUS, JOYOUS SYNERGISTIC EMERGENT ERUPTION OF A NU HUMANITY/GAIA PREPARED FOR MULTI-MILLENNIAL SURVIVAL/THRIVAL.View comments on item 5 Add your comment on this item5

 

This dual-dialectic motivation may be essential - both "carrot and stick", both "hope and fear", both "opportunity and danger" - the yin/yang of CRISIS.View comments on item 6 Add your comment on this item6

Many people resist significant change because they believe the worst won't happen, or there is nothing they can do about it. Or, they get their own act together, live rightly locally and wait for Cosmic Forces to make it all right: surrendering to the spiritual flow of nature. What if WE EACH must make GREAT creative effort, beyond our contemporary imaginings? What if planning for the worst is the same as planning for the best?View comments on item 7 Add your comment on this item7

There are two basic categories of bad scenarios: Add your comment on this item8

The long-term crises are the consequences of run-away global warming, with the worst case scenario being the extermination of most multi-celled life on Earth, including humans, most mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and trees. A few species of insects may survive, along with single-celled beings. View comments on item 9 Add your comment on this item9

The short-term crises are the consequences of global economic collapse, including loss of much infrastructure, cessation of distance trading, increased poverty, starvation, epidemics, violence and tyranny.View comments on item 10 Add your comment on this item10

There are two basic categories of good scenarios:View comments on item 11 Add your comment on this item11

 

The gradual, incremental reform of existing societal institutions into harmonious, sustainable, forms appropriate for handling both long- and short- term crises.  This scenario may be literally impossible and dangerous to put all our eggs in this basket.View comments on item 12 Add your comment on this item12

 

A rapid creating anu, analogous to the seeding and nurturing of the growth of a multi-celled beings, utilizing synergized new discoveries, resulting in the emergence from diverse peoples (in stages) to replace the old order without confrontation, a process analogous to metamorphosis.  This must be a creatively crafted executable scenario, not a vague metaphor.View comments on item 13 Add your comment on this item13