Gentle Decline

Drew Shiel
Gentle Decline helps individuals and families get ready for the effects of climate crisis. (Move Inland. Grow Food. Be Generous.)
Created 08 Jan 2021
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  • Gentle Decline 2/11: Reports and Retrenchments
    15 Aug 2021 • 9 min read
    Hello. Welcome to all the new readers coming from Christopher Brown’s Field Notes! I hope Gentle Decline meets the high expectations he’s set. So, obviously, the big news of the week has been that the...
  • Gentle Decline 2/10: Summer & Submersion
    05 Aug 2021 • 11 min read • 2 0
    Hello. It’s being a chaotic summer all over the Northern Hemisphere, and a chaotic winter all over the Southern. This is, unfortunately, pretty much as predicted by climate science, and as denied and ...
  • Gentle Decline 2/9: Letters & Links
    01 Jun 2021 • 7 min read
    Hello. This issue, as befits this point in the year, is a somewhat chaotic assembly of bits and pieces; a veritable smorgasbord of links and opinions thereon, and a few stray opinions not attached to ...
  • Gentle Decline 2/8: Occasion and Opposition
    09 Apr 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Hello. The weather is being particularly chaotic right around now, with a “flip” in temperatures from the mid to high 20s in parts of Europe on March 31st, followed by freezing and sub-freezing temper...
  • Gentle Decline 2/7: Crypto and Cash
    25 Mar 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Hello. A few people have asked me to write about cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and similar things, particularly since they have environmental impacts. I’ve been interested in historical economies for a long...
  • Gentle Decline 2/6: Basics & Brassicas
    12 Mar 2021 • 9 min read
    Hello. This issue is a rambling set of bits and pieces, mostly around a rough theme of practicalities and long-term thinking, after some retrenching on basics (for which I’m going to construct a websi...
  • Gentle Decline 2/5: Warming & Weirding
    04 Mar 2021 • 8 min read
    Hello. Time is doing that thing again where it goes a bit non-linear, and several people with a better sense of it than I have noted that it’s been March for a whole year now. But there are definitely...
  • Merchandise! Gentle Decline Special Edition
    25 Feb 2021 • 2 min read • 2 1
    Hello. This is a special, non-numbered, not-really-an-issue issue of Gentle Decline, because there’s the really only one thing in it: Gentle Decline now has merchandise. I’m going to spend the rest of...
  • Gentle Decline 2/4: Progress & Promises
    22 Feb 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Hello. I’ve done a great deal of complaining about the Green Party here in Ireland since last years’s election, but some stuff has hit the news recently for which I should give them some credit as wel...
  • Gentle Decline 2/3: Dissonance & Digressions
    01 Feb 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Hello. This issue starts out on cognitive dissonance, based on a question from Eva, and then wanders off into how people see and understand change, and then chases down a few useful links and bits of ...
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