(Conversation Recorded on June 30, 2022)
On this episode we meet with Executive Director of Stanford University’s Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, Joan Diamond.
Diamond helps us imagine the future in an uncertain time. How can we create robust strategies to help us plan? How can we avoid thinking only of worst-case scenarios?
Further, Diamond offers suggestions for how people can handle their hopelessness and rage following recent Supreme Court rulings. What options exist for people to change systems?
About Joan Diamond
Joan Diamond has executive background in private and nonprofit sectors, including Fortune 500 energy enterprises including executive VP of Hawaiian Electric Company, vice president and corporate secretary of a Silicon Valley telecommunications company, and COO of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability. She is the Executive Director of Stanford University’s Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) and of the Crans Foresight Analysis Nexus (FAN).
00:45 – Joan’s info
22:30 – Uneven distribution of collapse
25:30 – Money and energy
25:48 – Energy Blindness
26:08 – Doomerism
27:19 – Fukushima
32:11 – Systems thinking
33:38 – Wicked Problems
39:55 – Are women more action oriented?
41:40 – Recent SCOTUS decisions
47:38 – Fake News
1:01:34 – Energy/Ecology/Finance limits to growth
1:04:00 – Curriculum teaching about collapse
1:05:52 – The risk of apathy
1:13:10 – Jamie Wheal TGS Episode
Teaser photo credit: By HarshLight – https://www.flickr.com/photos/harshlight/27682817724/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=84388925