Eric Shonkwiler

Eric Shonkwiler

Sep
13

An Intermediate Lesson on Surviving the Rise of Christo-Fascism

Grim in a different way this week, but with perhaps a thin glimmer of actionable hope? In the olden times
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Sep
06

An Intermediate Lesson on Surviving the Climate Crisis

Thus begins a series of grounded newsletters that deal with some of the realities of the crumbling world. Today we're
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Aug
23

Climate Interlude: The Scoreboard

Yesterday, I was struck by the number of disasters we've seen this summer–it seems like every day, or more
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Jul
26
Historical Collapse and Today's Parallels

Historical Collapse and Today's Parallels

I'm stepping back for a few weeks to work on other projects. In the meantime, here is a post I
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Jul
19

The Clarity of Lost Options

Content warning: This is gonna be one of those real frank talks about our situation. I'm going to discuss the
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Jul
12

Breaking Down: The UN's Global Assessment Report

In late April, the United Nations released their Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. This is not related to
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Jul
05

Utopia: Degrowth in Maturity

I know nobody is thinking about this right now, but I'm tapped out on energy and I've got a few
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Jun
28

The Supreme Court Ruling(s)

We knew this was coming, but that doesn't make it suck any less. I'm not going to go on and
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Jun
21

The Columbus Blackout

Last week, Ohio and the greater Midwest were hit by a broad front of storms that resulted in a few
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Jun
14

Utopia: Degrowth in Adolescence

Last week we imagined a member of a community in the infancy of degrowth. The world is greatly changed, but
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