In the current issue of Rolling Stone, Jeff Goodell observes in "Hothouse Earth is Merely the Beginning of the End" that "our world is aflame," and wonders if 2018 will be remembered as the year people woke up to what is really happening to our Mother. There is certainly a viral sense of alarm in the... 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."
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 →