Aaron Karp

Aaron Karp

Aaron Karp is an activist writing a book about why our ecological crises demand economic and cultural transformation, not just an energy transition, and how the climate movement can lay the groundwork for these changes. He writes at freedomsurvival.org and tweets @LimitsLiberate


Embracing The Values Of Sustainable And Democratic Societies (Part 2)

My goal is to provide frameworks that help people to think more deeply about where their values come from, how well these values resonate with the societies we must create, whether their actions align with their values, and how to achieve greater value-action alignment.

March 22, 2024

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Embracing The Values Of Sustainable And Democratic Societies (Part 1)

Our society’s problem-solving capacity is stunted when so few citizens have a goal/ethos/metaphor as a north star for their value system, and we end up missing out on a major part of our identity when our ethics fail to extend into the collective realm.

January 16, 2024

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Critical Thinking: Vital For Creating Sustainable And Democratic Societies

I believe that all of us, from those involved in planning an ecological transition to everyday people who will decide whether it moves forward or not, must cultivate our ability to think critically. And not just as a tool we use sometimes, but as a core part of our identity.

December 20, 2023


Writing A Guidebook For An Ecological Transition

Since late last year, I’ve been writing a book series that’s meant to help lay the groundwork for a full-scale response to our ecological crises by deepening our democracy.

December 15, 2023


Climate Action Epistemology Part 6: Developing an Intellectually and Politically Active Culture

It’s essential to understand that knowledge is power, to have a solid analytical framework with the right guiding questions, and to work with others to share the significant costs involved in becoming deeply informed.

April 25, 2023


Climate Action Epistemology Part 5: Power Relationships in the IPCC Mitigation Report

We’ll need a much deeper analysis of both elite opposition and the strategies and tactics employed by social movements, however, to effectively plan to overcome political barriers to the transition.

April 19, 2023

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