The mission is to prepare people before their world falls apart, so they won't be surprised and fall into panic and traumatic depression. Carolyn Baker's dream is that a better society will arise as we wisely prepare for and resiliently move through a period of suffering.
This year's historic Red Sox meltdown may have been more statistically horrendous on many levels than their 1978 swan dive, but with Boston having gone all the way in '04 and '07, the emotional letdown hasn't been nearly as severe.
Accelerating change is the central fact of the modern world. If America is to succeed and survive it must have a government that can make timely decisions, look at the long haul, and act in the public interest.
Michael Ruppert, unlike most, is always prepared for the worst. He predicted the current financial crisis in his newsletter at a time when most Wall Street and Washington analysts were still in denial.
In the 1800's, millions of people decided that slavery was an evil whose time had passed, and they put Lincoln in power to end it. If we proactively manage the transition away from fossil fuels, they will meet the same end.