The lecture link below was a talk given on Earth Day at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
I have concluded that facts are necessary but insufficient to change peoples behavior on the myriad converging crises our species and culture face. I have concluded that we are unlikely to do anything meaningful ahead of time to mitigate some of the major risks (finance/currency, poverty, economy, biodiversity, ocean, climate etc.). I have discovered that telling people the whole story – firehose style, is kind of like a curse, unless you proffer some action steps. It’s why I largely stopped speaking a couple years ago (other than on Earth Days)- I could explain the various risks and their intersections, but had no clue what to tell people what to do – I am getting (slightly) better at that and have even more ideas since this talk was filmed. In the end I think its about acknowledgement, integrity and accountability.