Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Coming to a location near you: the collapse of civilization

Posted January 24th, 2013 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish The amazing thing is how many people are beginning to talk in these terms. Millions of us are feeling the growing, gnawing sense that things really are falling apart, that nothing of how we thought of the world makes sense anymore, and that we […]

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What do you say after a year like this one – Part Two

Posted January 7th, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on What do you say after a year like this one – Part Two

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish Here’s the thing: we are either going to grab hold of this greatest challenge in human evolution, or we are going to fail as a species. And that failure will come about in two possible ways: either through sudden collapses or catastrophes, or through […]

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What do you say after a year like this? – Part One

Posted December 28th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on What do you say after a year like this? – Part One

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish Really, tally it up. If you wonder about the sensation you have at times that the world is falling apart all around you, it’s not because you are crazy. Check out the planet: we are about to break the record for warmest year ever […]

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The urgency rises…

Posted December 7th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on The urgency rises…

Until we fully appreciate that global climate change means that these kinds of disasters have global dimensions and dynamics in which we all participate, we will be missing one of the major aspects of ecological hope. I can’t just fix my “environment” here locally and think the problem is fixed. Unless we engage even this fiercely local work with action and advocacy for an entirely different way of being human on this planet, our local efforts are likely to be overwhelmed by future disasters driven by these larger climate influences, along with our unsustainable demands on the planet to support a way of life that simply cannot be supported – not ethically, morally, or even physically – it is not possible.

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