Now it is too late. We cannot solve these global issues globally... Now it is up to us... Let us use whatever power and influence we have, working with whatever resources are already available, mobilizing the people who are with us to work for what we care about. As Teddy Roosevelt enjoined us: "Do... Continue Reading →
I'm inspired to talk about hope by this brilliant essay by Quinn Norton that appeared recently on Empty Wheel: A SERMON ON HOPE Here is a sip of bitter tea from that essay: Hope isn’t just looking at the positive things in this world, or expecting the best. That’s a fragile kind of cheerfulness, something... Continue Reading →
I and many other radical ecopsychologists maintain that when it comes to the climate crisis, mainstream psychology is a big part of the problem, and not necessarily a part of the solution. The reasoning behind this critique is that the climate crisis is a spiritual crisis - or, if you prefer, a relational crisis -... Continue Reading →
To sleep, to dream, to keep the dream in reach To each a dream, don’t weep, don’t scream Just keep it in, keep sleeping in What am I gonna do to wake up? (Europe is Lost, by Kate Tempest) In spite of the global attention that has been focused on so-called ‘climate change’ - it’s... Continue Reading →
“Banality” means that collective evils can be perpetrated without corresponding individual motives: "The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil... the phenomenon of evil deeds, committed on a gigantic scale, which [can] not be traced to any particularity of wickedness, pathology, or ideological conviction in the doer, whose only personal distinction was a perhaps extraordinary shallowness."
Presumably, within a week, over 2 million of us read the NY Magazine article by David Wallace-Wells entitled “The Uninhabitable Earth: Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change you wreak - sooner than you think,” an important attempt to wake people the fuck up to the urgency and existential seriousness of... Continue Reading →
The climate crisis is being played out on the high seas. What can perhaps most accurately be described as a World War is currently raging in, and on, the oceans. A war that most of us have no idea is being waged in our name, let alone any appreciation of its far-reaching scope and fatal... Continue Reading →
This cognitive disorder that has us trapped in a time-warped, Fukushima-fueled death spiral - otherwise known as ever-accelerating, abrupt climate chaos, ocean graveyards, waves of refugees, and the Sixth Mass Extinction - has now metastasized culturally into a rather severe mental disorder, causing global-scale displacement and disruption of both natural and human systems, and spewing forth pervasive social pathologies masquerading as political debate and economic normality.