The Converging Energy and Environmental Crises – A Pep Talk for those Paying Attention

 

 

Here is a recent talk to MN 350.org and Transition folks.  I was asked to offer concrete ideas on ‘what to do’ for people worried about the environment and the end of economic growth.  (Thanks to a stranger – Soren Helm, for editing and adding slides on the sideview!)

One Response to The Converging Energy and Environmental Crises – A Pep Talk for those Paying Attention

  1. As usual, another great presentation. Your “what to do list” is really resonating with me and makes sense no matter how the future develops.

    In the last two years I have read alot about biology (evolutionary and microbiology), orgin of the universe/life, human behavior, chaos and complexity, and thermodynamics. It has been an awakening for me and has had profound impact on the way I see and treat nature and other species. My ethics have changed for the better and I feel a fiduciary responsibility for the nature that supports me and my family (I know that my behavior is still not up to par with my desired ethics, and it is a continually struggle to fight my innate genetic (mis)behavior). I see us all connected in deep time and space on this beautifully blue planet. We are all related to one another from microorganisms and bacteria to wise elephants and old bristlecone pines.

    Thanks Nate for fighting the good fight and being an inspiration! There might be a lot of people at the movietheater in line to see “A reassuring lie” but more of us are choosing to see “an inconvenient truth”.

    Cheers,
    Christian Wik