Earth Talk: Humus, Humility, Holism with Charles Eisenstein. Barry Lopez: Love in a Time of Terror. Earth Talk: The Gods of the Discarded with Bayo Akomolafe. I, Coronavirus. Mother. Monster. Activist. » Bayo Akomolafe. I, Coronavirus.
Mother. Monster. Activist. Bayo Akomolafe [Day 27 | Year Zero ADc*] *After Declaration of COVID-19 as a Global Pandemic by the World Health Organization Author’s Note: This essay is an experiment in speculative fabulation, in reframes and the telling of wild facts. Think of that as journalism into the feral conditions and magnificent terrains that make facts, as we have come to understand them, possible. Speaking of suffering, I am writing this essay with body aches, but none so persistent as the lingering and animated sense that a serious moment is upon us, catalysed by the remarkable agency of a miniscule, microscopic, imperceptible, tinier-than-a-critter, and strange guest named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). One of the central questions I ask with this essay is: If this is indeed a war, do we really want to win it? Nothing about this moment is romantic. What, you say, could possibly be more pressing than our survival?
Bayo Akomolafe. Otto Scharmer in Dialogue with Thomas Hübl: Global Social Witnessing and the Current Crisis. Lost Ways of Knowing - Rebel Wisdom - Medium. Chapter 1: Embodied Cognition, Living Systems and the Culture Wars We are lost in the woods.
It is 2020, and the mist grows thick and full of desperate voices. As we wander blindly, we hear growls that might mean the end of us. The decade began with images of hell fire; the burning bush in Australia flickering to the charred husk of Soleimani’s car. We are running out of time, and so we run. We have been lost for some time now. Addicted to Trauma: A cycle we must break for the sake of this planet. As a panicking humanity runs from the fires it set off, it risks seeking refuge in the coping mechanisms and dictators who will validate its trauma and continue the cycle.
Trauma is a part of life. It is what shapes us. What makes us. It teaches us valuable lessons. Climate emergency: world 'may have crossed tipping points’ The world may already have crossed a series of climate tipping points, according to a stark warning from scientists.
This risk is “an existential threat to civilisation”, they say, meaning “we are in a state of planetary emergency”. Tipping points are reached when particular impacts of global heating become unstoppable, such as the runaway loss of ice sheets or forests. In the past, extreme heating of 5C was thought necessary to pass tipping points, but the latest evidence suggests this could happen between 1C and 2C. The planet has already heated by 1C and the temperature is certain to rise further, due to past emissions and because greenhouse gas levels are still rising. The scientists further warn that one tipping point, such as the release of methane from thawing permafrost, may fuel others, leading to a cascade. The researchers, writing in a commentary article in the journal Nature, acknowledge that the complex science of tipping points means great uncertainty remains.
The big five mass extinctions. How Do You Form an Opinion on Climate Change? After climate change apocalypse, kindness will be most important survival skill. Explaining climate change I am an archaeologist and a wilderness survival instructor.
Because I study societies that have collapsed, and since I teach basic outdoor skills, people ask me about what to do in a natural disaster, social upheaval, or some apocalyptic event. Right now, much of that concern relates to climate change. What I would do, where I would go, and what equipment I would take? Fascism is back to stay – 15/15\15. (Previously published in El Salto.
Translated by Fabricants de Futur & Mark Burton, and reviewed by Manuel Casal-Lodeiro.) Fascism is a term which is used to refer to a number of related phenomena, so in order to maintain that “fascism has come back to stay” it is first necessary to explain what we are referring to when we use the term. Fascism of the first half of the 20th Century was a nationalist mass movement, organized against the workers’ movements and foreign people, but also against liberalism and intellectualism. It had a strong authoritarian character, articulating its ideas around a messianic leadership. It expressed itself through reactionary values (traditionalism, nationalism, racism, sexism), violent practices and the identification between politics and spectacle. Its strategy consisted of taking over the State, which it particularly managed to achieve in areas where the State was most discredited.
Naomi Klein: 'We are seeing the beginnings of the era of climate barbarism' Why are you publishing this book now?
I still feel that the way that we talk about climate change is too compartmentalised, too siloed from the other crises we face. A really strong theme running through the book is the links between it and the crisis of rising white supremacy, the various forms of nationalism and the fact that so many people are being forced from their homelands, and the war that is waged on our attention spans. These are intersecting and interconnecting crises and so the solutions have to be as well. The Audacity of Hopelessness - Shya Scanlon - Medium. “When the world is running downYou make the best of what’s still around.” — The Police We live in interesting times, and that’s not even proverbial.
Climate change, far right extremism, neighboring countries on the verge of nuclear confrontation. The Danger of Global Warming Fundamentalism. What if We Stopped Pretending the Climate Apocalypse Can Be Stopped? Call me a pessimist or call me a humanist, but I don’t see human nature fundamentally changing anytime soon.
I can run ten thousand scenarios through my model, and in not one of them do I see the two-degree target being met. To judge from recent opinion polls, which show that a majority of Americans (many of them Republican) are pessimistic about the planet’s future, and from the success of a book like David Wallace-Wells’s harrowing “The Uninhabitable Earth,” which was released this year, I’m not alone in having reached this conclusion. But there continues to be a reluctance to broadcast it.
Some climate activists argue that if we publicly admit that the problem can’t be solved, it will discourage people from taking any ameliorative action at all. World 'gravely' unprepared for effects of climate crisis – report. The world’s readiness for the inevitable effects of the climate crisis is “gravely insufficient”, according to a report from global leaders.
This lack of preparedness will result in poverty, water shortages and levels of migration soaring, with an “irrefutable toll on human life”, the report warns. The fallacy of climate activism. In the 20 years since we climate activists began our work in earnest, the state of the climate has become dramatically worse, and the change is accelerating — this despite all of our best efforts. Clearly something is deeply wrong with this picture. What is it that we do not yet know? What do we have to think and do differently to arrive at urgently different outcomes?  'Ecological grief': Greenland residents traumatised by climate emergency. The climate crisis is causing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety to people in Greenland who are struggling to reconcile the traumatic impact of global heating with their traditional way of life.
The first ever national survey examining the human impact of the climate emergency, revealed in the Guardian on Monday, shows that more than 90% of islanders interviewed fully accept that the climate crisis is happening, with a further 76% claiming to have personally experienced global heating in their daily lives, from coping with dangerous sea ice journeys to having sled dogs euthanised for economic reasons tied to shorter winters. The end times are here, and I am at Target. It’s a theory of mine that life in most societies involves being keenly aware that the end is coming.
Your own individual end, yes, but also the end of this, the entire experience that is life as you’ve known it. How to cope if you have eco-anxiety due to climate change. It seems like every day there is a new study or big headline on the effects of climate change. Whilst increased awareness is critical to reversing and halting it, the constant coverage of the climate crisis can make us feel scared, stressed and depressed. For some people, the feelings of hopelessness, anxiety and fear can manifest themselves as 'eco-anxiety', as detailed in an American Psychological Association report on mental health and climate change in 2017.
One survey commissioned by The Recycling Partnership found that 96% of respondents were worried about climate change to some degree, with one in four admitting that it is their biggest fear. In one case, a viral academic paper scared people so much that it reportedly caused people to go into therapy, quit their jobs and move out of the city. The Meaning of Life - Deep Therapy for Existential Crisis and Despair - Non-Dogmatic. Deep Adaptation Q&A with Deb Ozarko hosted by Jem Bendell. Watch - Discover. Climate scientist speaks about letting down humanity and what to do about it « Professor Jem Bendell. Interview with climate scientist Dr Wolfgang Knorr by Professor Jem Bendell, July 2019. Preamble: In June 2019 I met with Dr Wolfgang Knorr, a climate scientist with Lund University. With his dozens of peer reviewed climate papers generating thousands of citations, it is clear he has spent decades at the heart of the climate science profession.
He wanted to talk about my work on Deep Adaptation, to help me understand more about how the climate science profession had been letting us down. He wanted to work out what he and other scientists like him could do now, given that real time measurements of global heating and the impacts on nature and society are so shocking. Over the coming weeks we met and corresponded. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com. Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months. Climate crisis: seaweed, coffee and cement could save the planet. This month’s meeting in Paris marks the 21st annual occasion on which nations have met to try to deal with the climate problem.
After two decades of failing to agree, there is finally hope that a deal will be reached, with action to commence in 2020, and run until 2030. Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth's natural life. Global Emergency Climate Mobilization. Donald-trump-climate-change-policy-global-warming-expert-thomas-crowther-a7450236. Humanity on the edge of chaos: collapse & creative breakthrough. We Are In The Underworld And We Haven’t Figured It Out Yet. By Martin Shaw.
Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies. Farmers are used to dealing with weather, but climate change is making it harder by altering temperature and rainfall patterns, as in this year’s unusually cool and wet spring in the central U.S. One climate crisis disaster happening every week, UN warns. Climate crisis disasters are happening at the rate of one a week, though most draw little international attention and work is urgently needed to prepare developing countries for the profound impacts, the UN has warned.
A Year of Deep Adaptation « Professor Jem Bendell. One year ago this month, our Institute at the University of Cumbria released my paper on Deep Adaptation to our climate tragedy. It has since been downloaded over half a million times, been translated into many languages, inspired Facebook groups (one with over 4000 people), many events, and been credited by commentators and activists as helping the Extinction Rebellion movement. Not bad for what one journalist suggested to me was a “career suicide note.” We Have Five Years To Save Ourselves From Climate Change, Harvard Scientist Says. Carbon pollution is rapidly forcing the climate back to a state last seen in the Eocene Epoch, when there was no ice on the poles, warned James Anderson, the Harvard scientist known for linking CFCs to erosion of the Ozone Layer. Pontoon archipelago – James Allen.
When Will Climate Change Make the Earth Too Hot For Humans? The rise of eco-anxiety and how to come to terms with climate change. Climate activists: Canaries in the coal mine of mental... As Systems Collapse, People Rise: Seven Faces of an Emerging Global Movement. Deep Adaptation Q&A with Joanna Macy. Spain — Countries and regions — European Environment Agency (EEA) Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016. Long-term warming trend continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA. Why we all need to stop worrying about climate change (and what to do instead)
Eco-spirituality: towards a values-based economic structure. Surging Seas: Risk Zone Map. Climate change: Global sea level rise could be bigger than expected. El 50% de la población vivirá en desiertos en 2050 por culpa del cambio climático - Mundo. What Your Body Has to Do With Social Change by Adrienne maree brown. ‘If the land is sick, you are sick’: An Aboriginal approach to mental health in times of drought. Why Aren't the Systems Changing? - Charles Eisenstein. Report: Nature's Dangerous Decline 'Unprecedented'; Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating' - United Nations Sustainable Development. Welcome - Deep Adaptation Forum. Extinction Rebellion, Green New Deal, Labour and sustainability……. and Cap and Share – Feasta. 'Climate grief': The growing emotional toll of climate change.
Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations. Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism. Have we got the stomach for it? Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse. An open letter to David Wallace-Wells. Filmmaker Mattias Olsson of Campfire Stories meets Charles Eisenstein. Charles Eisenstein.
Struggling to cope with collapse of society? Read this. - The Library of Collapse. DECLARE CLIMATE EMERGENCY sent by JOANNA MACY - SOULand: Making the World of our Longing. Facing Extinction, By Catherine Ingram. M.soundcloud. Shift and Signal – Project. From Ecocide to Ecolibrium: The Great Turning. The destruction of the Earth is a crime. It should be prosecuted. The rise of climate change anxiety - BBC Ideas. Ecofascism: Deep Ecology and Right-Wing Co-optation. Eco-fascism is undergoing a revival in the fetid culture of the extreme right. Intergenerational Theft – George Monbiot. Future - How brain biases prevent climate action. UN Report Warns 'Locked In' Arctic Temperature Spikes Will Unleash Global Sea Level Rise.
Jon Young vimeo. Facingextinction. Rethink Activism in the Face of Catastrophic Biological Collapse. The Future of Sustainability 2019. Climate Change Is Here—and It Looks Like Starvation. The Revolution Will be Titrated – Selfish Activist. 81: Charles Eisenstein - The New Story of Climate & Humanity (Part 1) The Best Medicine for My Climate Grief by Peter Kalmus. HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD - A Film by Josh Fox. If you’re suffering from climate grief, you’re not alone. Climate Psychology Alliance - Home. Home - Dark Mountain. Resilience and Regeneration - Future Primitive Podcasts. Author. Speaker. Collapse Coach. Radio Host. The Climate Change Paper So Depressing It's Sending People to Therapy. Shed A Light: Rupert Read – This civilisation is finished: so what is to be done? Future - Are we on the road to civilisation collapse? Deep Adaptation - Jem Bendell & Toni Spencer.
Healing Trauma and Spiritual Growth: Peter Levine & Thomas Huebl. Living Like It Matters: Silver Linings in the Very Dark Cloud of Climate Catastrophe. Climate change and deep adaptation. Jem Bendell - Deep Adaptation (IMPROVED VERSION) Met Office: global warming could exceed 1.5C within five years. David Wallace-Wells on climate: ‘People should be scared – I'm scared’