Gary Null, founder of The Progressive Radio Network interviews for the “Progressive Commentary Hour” Canadian scientist Paul Beckwith and Aotearoa New Zealand climate researcher and activist Kevin Hester on the ongoing non-linear unraveling of the biosphere.
The episode is embedded here;
“Because of social taboos, despair at the state of our world and fear for our future are rarely acknowledged. The suppression of despair, like that of any deep recurring response, contributes to the numbing of the psyche. Expressions of anguish or outrage are muted, deadened as if a nerve had been cut. This refusal to feel impoverishes our emotional and sensory life. Flowers are dimmer and less fragrant, our loves less ecstatic. We create diversions for ourselves as individuals and as nations, in the fights we pick, the aims we pursue, and the stuff we buy.”
“Of all the dangers we face, from climate chaos to permanent war, none is so great as this deadening of our response. For psychic numbing impedes our capacity to process and respond to information. The energy expended in pushing down despair is diverted from more crucial uses, depleting the resilience and imagination needed for fresh visions and strategies.” Quote from Joanna Macy The Greatest Danger.
Corroborating links to issues that were discussed in the show are embedded below in no particular order;
I firmly believe that the true severity of the crisis cannot be understood without an understanding of Global Dimming;
President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’
What is it with scientists on their death bed fessing up about the severity of the crisis as Mayer Hillman does below?
‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention