GCR  Inspiration

 Crisis- Response-Transition Model frameworks became possible because of the decades of research & advocacy work by many people across the world. Here we would like to share a small list of the most inspirational thought leaders that have & continue to inspire & guide us  in our efforts to articulate & navigate Global Crisis.  We acknowledge that there is tremendous diversity & differences in their perspectives & approaches to humanity's predicament. By promoting them on our website we acknowledge broad agreements with  several aspects of the ideas propounded by each of them, yet this does not entail our wholesale endorsement of all their viewpoints on all issues.  We have created this page with charitable intention of providing easy access to our visitors with the wonderful works by these thought leaders.  It took the founder of GCR over 2 years to stumble upon them via organic google search, we intend to reduce the contact time for our visitors & volunteers dramatically. 
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Daniel schmachtenberger

Catastrophic and existential risk, Collapse & Sensemaking

Third Attractor-Protopian future

Ashish Kothari

Radical Ecological Democracy (RED), Swaraj

Pluriverse: A Post development Dictionary
Alternative Futures
Churning the Earth

Jem Bendell

Deep Adaptation

Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy

Roger Halem

Existential Rebellion (XR), Non-Violent mass Movement

Common Sense for the 21st Century

Donella Meadows (Late)

Limits to growth , Environmental science, Systems science

Limits to growth (1972)
Limits to Growth-The 30 year Update, (2004)

Joanna Macy (USA)

environmental activist, author, and scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology

Active Hope(2011)

William Catton Jr. (Late) USA

Ecology, Overshoot

Overshoot (1980)
Bottleneck: Humanity’s Impending Impasse (2009)

Yuval Harari

Data Colonization & Disinformation risks

Sapiens_ A Brief History of Humankind
Homo Deus_ A Brief History of Tomorrow

David Korowicz

societal resilience, instability preparedness, and catastrophic shock planning

Trade Off: Financial System Supply-Chain Cross Contagion — A study in global systemic collapse

Noam Chomsky

Critique of Imperialism & Media control

Who Rules the World

James Lovelock

Originator of Gaia theory and inventor of the electron capture detector

Gaia A New Look at Life on Earth
The revenge of Gaia
A Rough Ride to the Future

Michael Dowd

Collapse, Secular Ecology

Post-Doom Conversation Series

Richard Hienberg (USA

Peak-Oil, Resilience

Peak Everything

Dave Pollard (UK)

Collapse & Culture

Finding the Sweet Spot

Lewis Mumford

Criticizes the modern trend of technology (Megatechnics)

The Myth of the Machine_ Technics and Human Development

Max Wilbert

Dark Green Ecology- organizer, writer, and wilderness guide.

Deep Green Resistance

Dahr Jamail (USA)

Eco-Journalism, Tipping points

End of Ice (2019)

Paul Kingsnorth

Ex-Environmental Activist, Collapse

Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist
The Wake
Intermission The Machine Stops
Divining the Machine

Jared Diamond

Geographic Determinism, biogeography

Guns, Germs & Steel
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

John Michael Greer (USA)

Collapse, Peak-oil, ecology, spirituality, and the future of industrial society.

The Wealth of Nature Economics as if Survival Mattered
The Ecotechnic Future Envisioning a Post-Peak World

Tim Watkins


The Sheep Consciousness

Derek Jensen (USA)

Global warming, ecology, social justice

Deep Green Resistance(2011)
Bright Green Lies (2020)

Giorgos Kallis (Greece)


The case for Degrowth (2020)

William Rees

Ecological Footprint, Overshoot

Ecological economics for humanity’s plague phase

Ronald Wright

Progress Trap, Collapse of Civilizations

A Short History
of Progress

Joseph Tainter

Collapse of Societies

The Great Turning

James H Kunstsler (USA)

Energy Descent, Collapse

The Long Emergency
The geography to Nowhere
Too Much Magic
World Made By Hand novels

Rupert Read


This Civilisation is finished

Vandana Shiva

Seed Conservation & Anti-GMO

The Violence of the Green Revolution
Oneness Vs 1%

David Holmgren


Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability(2002)

William Ophuls


Ecology and the Politics of Scarcity
Immoderate Greatness Why Civilizations Fail
Platos Revenge Politics in the Age of Ecology

Jason Hickle

Degrowth, economic anthropologist

Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World (Penguin, 2020)

Dmitri Orlov (USA)


5 Stages of Collapse

Paul Elrich

Population Pressure & Sixth Mass Extinction

The Population Bomb
The Annihilation of Nature

Fabian Scheidler

Industrial growth Society as the Megamachine

The End of the Megamachine(2020)
The Stuff We Are Made of
Rethinking Nature and Society (2021)

Ugo bardi

Complex Systems, Collapse, Renewable Energy

The Seneca Effect Why Growth is Slow but Collapse is Rapid
Before The Collapse