From the Foreword: "The world of April 2020, when we publish this guide, is unrecognizable from the world of just a few weeks ago. The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has utterly changed life as we know it, and even as we yearn for a full return to human connection and community, we must not return to 'normal.' Our old normal was defined by unfettered capitalism that thrives on the devastation of our planet, the devaluation of human life, and the use of military force to perpetuate both. On a local and global scale, humanity and community have been co-opted by profit and violence. This 'normal' has now brought us to the brink of an existential crisis as climate change continues nearly unabated. In a strange twist, it has taken a global pandemic to significantly reduce the world's fossil fuel emissions. In the face of both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, we urgently need to shift from a culture of war to a culture of care."
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