Get To Know Your Doomers

Coming Soon: A Vast Desert

Here’s a handy chart made by Albert Bates on Dimitri Orlov’s blog, which categorizes major doomer writers/bloggers on two axes: prediction for success or collapse, and the need for/likelihood of peaceful vs. violent transformation:

Ran Prieur would remake the chart as such:

If I made my own chart, I would have one axis for tech crash vs no tech crash, another axis for pessimist vs optimist, and two different charts for what the writers want and what they predict if everyone doesn’t do what they say. So Derrick Jensen would be a low-tech optimist on the first chart and a low-tech pessimist on the second, because he believes in an inevitable and permanent hard crash that will be worse if the earth is dead. Al Gore would be a high-tech optimist on the first chart and a low-tech pessimist on the second, because he thinks climate change will crash…

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