It’s time to flip the game upside down and end that very green colonialism by requiring a southernization of the north — forcing the latter to reduce its consumption of energy and other resources to meet that of the Global South.
Given the giant impression — think major meteor-sized explosion — we humans have made on Planet Earth, could we try something else?
I’m asking us to stop considering the environment and make some space—mental, political, or spiritual—for global-scale economic restraint.
In Part 3 of this Frankly Series, Nate (just after watching the movie Oppenheimer!) breaks down the logic of how we COULD arrive at a post-growth future.
The proper solution to climate change is to steer clear of the fossil fuels pits—not by seeking out a new way to sustain our consumer economy but to shift cultural directions and consume dramatically less.
I remain convinced that a phaseout of fossil fuels is a small but urgently needed first step that could lead to degrowth and eventually a steady-state society that lives within ecological limits.
On this episode, Nate is joined by Joslin Faith Kehdy, a changemaker and citizen of Lebanon. Joslin is an environmentalist currently living ‘The Great Simplification’ – she offers a valuable perspective on what ‘sustainable’ living really means and insights for what may come to the rest of the world.
How have we tolerated the dissonance between our comfortable lifestyles and the deadly costs trailing along behind them?
As a comprehensive guide to the intractable challenges facing our society and how best to navigate them, The Crash Course has few rivals.
In coming decades, it will be essential that communities across the nation and world find a way to sustain a decent life amid ecological breakdown, in a future they themselves didn’t create.
I do tend to think of education in a very broad, open contextualization. I don’t think it is wise to isolate the concept of education into schools and schooling.
And then comes the long-term thinking Arcadians. They are asking, how do we learn to live with less and do better to prevent the exhaustion of the Earth’s resources?