Education, Mobilization, Transformation
A new world is being built.
A radical approach - which is needed - The question I am asking: What are the values, visions, myths and practices that will return humanity into a loving, respectful, reciprocal relationship with Gaia?
I will explore my transformations and the direction of my work in an essay under my name.
From John Michael Greer:
A brief history of energy, the fallacies of nuclear and "renewable" energies, and how EROEI (energy return on energy invested) analysis shows "You can’t run an industrial society on green energy technology, any more than you can run it on nuclear power; the net energy is too low."
For more information on this, search for "Collapse" in your podcast app, on Reddit, on any other social media, and in the academic literature (you might need modifiers like "ecosystem" or "civilization"). Favorite podcasts of mine are "Planet Critical" with Rachel Donald, and The Great Simplification with Nate Hagens. These folks interview scientists and academics whose credibility is top notch.
Features a "Planet Killer" comet hurtling directly toward Earth, Scientists trying to warn their fellow human beings of the impending life ending collision, politicians and corporate leaders (mash up of Musk, Bezos, Jobs and the doppelganger of Mr. Rogers) seeing an opportunity to make money, a mass movement that says "Just look up!", and another that says "Don't look up!".
Satiric, ironic and cynical, I came to tears during the pop-rock-idol song whose key lyric was "Just Look up!". "Don't look up" asks what could break through the Trumpian denialism around climate change, in our time, and the moment arrives when attendees at a rally for the demagogic President literally look up, and see the great glowing rock glowering at them, and it is with a faint fatalistic satisfaction that we hear "You lied to us!", watch as the attendees begin throwing stuff at the speakers, and we wonder if the story tellers can still give this movie a Hollywood ending, where everyone is ok.
Fortunately or not, Gaia's Fever is slower to develop, and incremental, and we have time, but "just look up!" moments arrive to us without the conclusive clarity of a mountain-sized rock on a collision course with Earth. For a bit a cathartic relief and grief, "Don't Look Up" is a satisfying watch.