Where do we go from here?
Believing we are divorced from the natural world; we are adrift in our own rationalisations of reality.
As a young child I had a thirst for knowledge and an insatiable desire to understand the world about me. By the time I was 10, it had occurred to me, human society, our culture, our civilisation, was quite insane. I saw in the natural world how an incomprehensibly complex system achieved a dynamic harmony yet I was confronted by oversimplified or downright ridiculous religious and cultural concepts and values. It because difficult from that point on to embrace and partake in the Ego boosting pursuit of status and social aggrandisement, so I instead set out on my own path. It perhaps helped, or is somewhat explained by my later recognition of being on the (autism) spectrum.
By 2004, after a period of dysfunction and depression I started picking up on subtle clues that significant changes were starting to become manifest. For some time I had been following developments in ecology, biophysical sciences and economics. Arctic Amplification was starting to kick in, so I begun watching the cryosphere in earnest. I also started suspecting we were approaching the Economic climax as modelled by Donna and Dennis Meadows et al in the Limits of Growth. In turn it occurred to me the first limit we would likely reach would be Crude Oil availability though which I discovered Peak Oil.