It is becoming painfully clear that the climate chaos is upon us. And even if it weren't, we are running out of the substance that has fueled this catastrophe, cheap crude oil and natural gas. This group will be a think tank for ideas and a clearing house for information. The whole problem demands strong local communities as part of the solution. We will meet and discuss coping skills, sustainable practices, clean and green energy, and the prognosis for the future. We may also do practical things such as creating community gardens, helping each other develop alternative energy and transportation, and holding re-skilling workshops to learn practical skills for the post-carbon age. This issue is at least as important as any current political crisis. Let's try to figure it out together.