A Community of People Most Likely to Survive Abrupt Climate Change: The Amish and Mennonites

A Community of People Most Likely to Survive Abrupt Climate Change: The Amish and Mennonites // Jul 14, 2021

In Northern Ontario, while on the road towards home in Ottawa, I passed a horse pulled carriage. I pulled off the road a few miles later, and decided to film a video.

Many many years ago, Amish people came from Europe to Canada and built up settlements in various locations, including in northern Ontario.

Some of the Amish , known as progressives, built community structures and became known as Mennonites, while others avoided doing this, and stayed as older school Amish. This is likely a gross oversimplification on my part; here is more information:

There is actually a University of Waterloo course you can take titled “Who are Mennonites”.

In any case, I think the Amish and Mennonites have a lot in common. In general, they live very close to the land, in tune with nature. They live without electricity and plumbing in their houses, and shun “modern lifestyles” and consumerism. Thus, I think that they are a very resilient people, who as a group would likely fare very well in a world where society essentially collapsed due to abrupt climate system change.
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About paulbeckwith

Well known climate science educator; Part-time Geography professor (climatology, oceanography, environmental issues), University of Ottawa. Physicist. Engineer. Master's Degree in Science in Laser Optics, Bachelors of Engineering, in Engineering Physics. Won Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario gold medal. Also interested in investment and start-ups in climate solutions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Avid chess player, and likes restoring old homes. Married with children.
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