Another year is drawing to a close and it’s time to look back and see what we’ve done in 2013. There were 137 blog posts for 2013 with several notable guest essays by Brutus, Darbikrash, Scott Erickson, Kevin Moore(from a detailed comment he made) and ulvfugl. I’ve put out a couple author invitations for people whose comments caught my attention. One has already accepted but is sitting on the sidelines for the time being.

As calculated by wordpress for 2013, Collapse of Industrial Civilization was viewed about 200,000 times, and the top twelve essays were…

  1. Disillusioned in Dismayland
  2. Legion
  3. There Will Be No Miracles Here
  4. “For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Worn.”
  5. A Crumbling Cultural Story in a Period of Near-Term Extinction
  6. It Only Happens in the Movies
  7. Questions for Abby Martin Interview
  8. How Big is Your Prison Cell?
  9. Energy Unicorns and Delusional Greenwashing of Industrial Civilization
  10. Drought, Fires and Tree Death: Ignoring Die-Offs Until It’s Our Own
  11. Runaway Climate Change in the Arctic is Just The Beginning
  12. Gulf of Despond

10 things we were reminded of in 2013?

  • Industrial civilization is indeed transitory.
  • Nuclear energy was a very bad idea spawned from the nuclear weapons program and sold to the public by government spin doctors.
  • Industrial civilization is dependent on large inputs of fossil fuels and will continue to use them until it can’t due to diminishing EROEI and environmental pressures.
  • Geoengineering is already being looked upon as the only solution to climate chaos.
  • From the multiple climate feedback loops that have already been triggered, the eventual extinction of man is guaranteed.
  • Capitalism is the predominant religion of the world. Capitalism is how the world works and to question it is blasphemy.
  • Corporations and the wealthy elite will continue to use government as a tool for suppression as well as for looting the planet and fellow human beings.
  • Capitalism feeds off overpopulation and is, to a great degree, dependent on it.
  • Most falsely believe that technology (not energy) runs the world and that technology can and will solve all the world’s major problems.
  • Most don’t realize that technology is a byproduct of available energy resources. Without energy, there is no technology.


Hyperlinked list of posts for 2013:

Smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em.
Gulf of Despond
Questions for Abby Martin Interview
There Will Be No Miracles Here
My Home is a Dystopia
“For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Worn.”
Corporate Occupied Planet
“There’s no stopping this train.”
Living Double Lives
Disillusioned in Dismayland
Our Consumptive Madness
Citizen 3-141-592-653-5
It Only Happens in the Movies
History Has Gone Vertical
Last Man on Earth
How Big is Your Prison Cell?
Adrift In A Wayward World
The Conspiracy is Systemic and Legalized.
Weekend Funnies for the Depressed Collapsitarian #7
The First Great Culling
Rules of the Game for Our Dystopian World
China’s plans to cut coal pollution will unleash another environmental catastrophe instead
A Crumbling Cultural Story in a Period of Near-Term Extinction
Alice Friedemann’s Book Review of Lisa-ann Gershwin’s “Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean”
A Future of Flood and Drought
Satire Can’t Keep Up With Reality
The Dysfunction of Man & The Persistence of Time
A Vast Desert Coming Soon
‘Friendly’ Dictators Are Welcome
Building Inner Strength in Chaotic Times
While I’m Still Here
Rising Temperature + CO2 Levels = Exponential Rise of Methane
Cascading failure + Liebig’s Law + Supply Chain Breakdown = Collapse of civilization
Democracy is Finished
Post-Apocalyptic Musings
Techno-Optimism Vs. The Laws of Physics
Energy Unicorns and Delusional Greenwashing of Industrial Civilization
The Point of Focus
Nothing Hides Under the Sun
Despite slowdown, global coal remains a planet-destroying monster
More Wildfires = More Warming = More Wildfires
“Reality Can Be Far Worse Than What’s Predicted.”
Misanthropy Redux
The Silence of Extinction
Reckless Terraforming of the Earth and ‘The End of More’
The CFR and Their Deranged Vision for Arctic Exploitation
James Hansen and the Three Categories of the Runaway Greenhouse: Earth Uninhabitable for Humans at ~5,000 Gigatons Fossil Fuel Burned
Industrializing and Capitalizing Our Way Into Extinction
Building Castles in the Sand Under the Pall of Eco-Apocalypse
In Search of … Solutions
Wading through Man’s Toxic Environmental Soup
Far From the Maddening Buzz
We Are All Cogs in the Bone-Crushing Wheel of Capitalism
Weekend Funnies for the Depressed Collapsitarian #6
The Nature of Mankind
Psychos at the Helm
Surviving in the Devil’s Armpit
Obama’s plan for the climate: Greenwash our way into oblivion
Fascism 2.0 and Preparing for Energy/Climate Chaos
How It All Ends!?!
Another Dire Report from a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Current Reality Vs. Utopian Visions of Technology and Wealth
Creating Hell on Earth
‘Peak Meat’ and Other Threats to the World’s Food Supply
The Grim Future Seen From Current Headlines
World CO2 Emissions Set New Record in 2012 at 31.6 Gigatons; On Current Path, World Locks in Dangerous, 2 Degree + Warming Before 2029
Guy McPherson and the Nemesis Effect at the ‘Age of Limits’ Conference, Part One
Stations of the Crass
Staring Into the Abyss
Fire Up The Next Great Extinction Event! 
Devouring the ‘Seed Corn’ to Maintain the Present
Weekend Funnies for the Depressed Collapsitarian #5
The Superorganism of Capitalist Industrial Civilization
Runaway Climate Change in the Arctic is Just The Beginning
Geoengineering and Capitalism
Climate Lag Time and Where We Are Headed
John Michael Greer’s Cognitive Dissonance on Near-Term Extinction
My Core Beliefs for this Website
Reading the Tea Leaves (or Mega Billboards for the More Acutely Aware)
Nate Hagens: What if the Future is Real?
Permian Extinction Redux and an Update on Climate Tipping Points
Emergency Climate Meeting: White House Officials Told Arctic Ocean Could Be Ice-Free Within Two Years
Contemplating Near Term Extinction
The Growth of Mega-Cities: Racing Towards Insanity
Why There Won’t Be a Revolution
The Intractable State of Things: Life in the Corporate State
A Note on the Recent Terrorist Bombings
Weekend Funnies for the Depressed Collapsitarian #4
The Grist of Future Post-Apocalyptic Folklore
A Review of the Collapse of Western Civilization
Ruled By Hi-Tech Savages
Weekend Funnies for the Depressed Collapsitarian #3
A Matter of Survival: Breaking the Great Wall of Propaganda
Mankind’s God Complex
End-Stage Capitalism: Change or Die
Cutting through the B.S. on Cyprus
The Destroyer of Worlds
The Bozos Amongst Us
The Threat of Nuclear War in an Age of Eco-Collapse and Peak Everything
Weekend Funnies for the Depressed Collapsitarian #2
Fencing Off Nature To Ward Off Man
“Your Ignorance Makes Me Ill and Angry”
Peak Oil and Economic Contraction
Chomsky Poses a Question
At the Mercy of Capital Accumulation
Wrecking the Earth: Planetary Tipping Points Refuted
Eat the Rich
Up Shit Creek in Water Wars, Sinkholes, and more AGW Feedback Loops
The Artist’s Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Editorial Cartoons
Mankind’s Infantilism and the Death of the Planet
The Human Species: ‘Consummate Bullshitters’
Havoc-Wreaking Megadroughts in the Cards
Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline While Obama Golfs with Oil Executives
Legislating Reality Out of Sight & Out of Mind
Down by Law
The Horror of a Disaster Carnival Cruise Vs. The Unfolding Eco-Apocalypse
Discotheque Necronomicon
They’re Laughing at Us…
Burning Down the House
The Violence and Coercion of the So-Called free Market (Guns, Slaves, & Steal)
Please Stand By…Temporary Difficulties Beyond My Control.
The Illusion of Money and the End of Nature
Email from Professor Julian Cribb
The Toxic Soup of Industrial Civilization
The Cognitive Dissonance of the Corporate State on Climate Change
Drought, Fires and Tree Death: Ignoring Die-Offs Until It’s Our Own
Capitalism, Population Growth, & Climate Change
Email Today from Professor Devon Peña
“Two Midnights in a Jug”
Earth to Humans: “Get Off Your Merry-Go-Round Ride to Extinction”
More on the Corporate State’s Fiscal Spiked Dildo and the End of the World
The Fiscal Spiked Dildo
America: a Banana Republic with Nukes.
Some Eco-Apocalypse Art
Converting the Earth to Dollars