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April 2017 Update

The Resilience NYC Meetup stands for responding to climate change and transitioning to clean energy. What makes us different from other environmental groups is our deeper recognition that unlimited growth on a finite planet is impossible, that we have reached those limits, and must deal with depleting supplies of natural resources, especially of fossil fuels. There are pathways to humanely managing this transition, and the biggest obstacles are not technological but social, psychological and cultural. The 2016 election has made these obstacles even more challenging. Now, resistance to the authoritarian, fascist, climate change denying administration is necessary.

Why resilience and not sustainability? After Hurricane Sandy, it became widely accepted that we must retrofit our communities to become more resilient. No matter what we do now, climate change is unavoidable, the era we might remember as normal is now behind us. The way the world operates now can not be sustained in its present form. We must still try to step on the brakes and hopefully avoid the most severe outcomes.

The Post Carbon Institute and many activists recommend building resilience locally - whether to extreme weather events, financial turbulence, or political upheaval. In response to the new state of political affairs, we will collaborate with other progressive populist groups for whom the climate crisis is a central concern, and republish some of their events. Allies include: 350 NYC, NYC Grassroots Alliance Meetup, the People's Climate Movement, and NY Renews.

Send your suggestions on how you think Resilience NYC can make a difference, and help you make a difference, to Dan at (By the way, William Burke is now running an organic farm in rural Massachusetts and hasn't been involved with the Meetup in many years.)

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