“This book provides…the basis for freeing ourselves from old compromises, and exploring what we might do with the rest of our lives.” Jem Bendell
Jem Bendell’s 2018 paper, “Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy”, went viral, and had a profound influence on many in the environmental movement and beyond. In his follow-up work, Bendell expands on this idea and argues that societal collapse is “typically a process, not an event”- and that it is inevitable.
“This book is an important contribution to the public debate of how we should respond once we accept that it is no longer possible to ‘solve’ the predicament we face – that to remain positive and offer false hope, however well intended, will do more harm than accepting our starting point. It is an academic contribution that merits comparison with David Wallace Wells’ An Uninhabitable Earth and I hope it has a similar impact.” – XR activist Andrew Medhurst