Are you concerned about the impact climate change, and overall environmental degradation, will have in our lives and the lives of our children?
This group is for folks who have been following some of the more distressing assessments of where environmental degradations such as climate change may be taking us, and would like to discuss thoughts and concerns. This will be a safe place to talk about how the environment and the world are changing.
Deep Adaptation Agenda proposed by Dr. Bendell Barriers to generative dialogue (blog post by Dr. Bendell) Discussing relevant books, research papers, institutional data/reports, and occasional news articles How realistic/likely are the rather disturbing worst case scenarios that are discussed on the internet? Human psychological responses to distressful situations, e.g. cognitive dissonance, stages of grief, etc. Positive ways to cope with distressful situations Discussing/understanding how complex systems fail The role of the environment in the economy, agriculture, and politics Resilient communities How (if, & when) to discuss certain topics with friends and family Encouraging all constructive questions and ideas Speculation is ok, as long as it is labeled as such
This group is NOT about: Bashing on political parties Blurring the line between speculation and fact Spreading panic and despair
The group is not about debating the science of climate change, though the organizer is happy to engage in discussion/debate outside of this group.