Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out.
Bill McKibben’s groundbreaking book The End of Nature — issued
in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic — was the first
book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that:
even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can
exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics
threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience.
the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that
keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on
McKibben’s experience in building 350.org, the first truly global
citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways
out of the trap. We’re at a bleak moment in human history — and we’ll
either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears
built slip away.
Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity.
Join our webinar for this hour of meditation and conversation about the personal side of the climate crisis. We’ll be debriefing our experience asking the question “how do you feel about the climate emergency?” and will share a meditation focused on mindfulness of emotions to help us navigate charged conversations.
The Arctic is BURNING, with fires so big you can see them from space! Avaaz works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform global decision-making.
Eradicate a plastic disaster from its root A notorious petrochemical giant plans to build a new plastic plant, which is to become one of the biggest of its kind in the world. They are applying for permits to pollute in Louisiana.
Says Paul Chiyokten Wagner: “I believe the sacred words of our ancestors. Duwamish prophecy: “If the Blackfish were ever to be absent from the Salish Sea, so would the humans be absent from the land”. Most sadly three more Blackfish just starved to death.
We can do this together my family, rise up, make yourself strong for all of the children of Mother Earth and their livable future. O si,am”
One whale from each pod of the Southern Resident killer whales has been determined dead by the Center for Whale Research.
Three more Southern Resident killer whales have been determined dead by the Center for Whale Research. That brings their total population down to 73. The deceased orcas are J17, K25, and L84; that’s one killer whale from each pod of the resident orcas.