Coping with the Reality of Climate Change - Tim DeChristopher and Chris Hedges

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Watch Tim's powerful discussion on the realities of climate change with Chris Hedges. 

They explore the spiritual dimension of facing the horrific consequences of a 1.5C to 5C increase in average global temperature, the human impacts, wrestling with grief, and the adaptive advantage of cooperation as these consequences unfold.  

In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews climate change activist Tim DeChristopher about the deadly failure of industrial world to confront the effects of climate change. The two discuss how climate change has, and continues to trigger social tension and injustice, and the necessary ethical response on the part of humanity as a whole.


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  • Patrick Mazza
    commented 2016-04-30 16:09:43 -0400
    Hard and needed truth telling, Tim. I am framing what we need to do as leaving a world with which our kids can cope. I think we still have some chances in that regard. I am finding Margaret Klein Salamon’s latest paper, “Leading the Public Into Emergency Mode,” valuable. Interested in your thoughts on this.
  • Paul Garver
    commented 2016-04-29 13:41:31 -0400
    Profound exploration of spiritual and moral values in the face of climate disruption. Good work Tim and Chris!
  • David Cardill
    commented 2016-04-29 12:55:27 -0400
    Brother I don’t mean any disrespect, it’s just everybody reacts the same way when confronted with the harsh reality that this reality, which has been created and is not natural, btw, is harsh and terminal. The first response to the knowledge that this created reality is terminal is to say “well, I gotta die sometime, and so does everything else.”

    That is a very natural reaction, I’ve seen it already hundreds of times.

    Truth is though, in time, acceptance comes, or cognitive dissonance leaves, or a little of both, and the physical reality of life is that it is all in fact permanent. All those people in the, say, 1400’s? Well, that was us. I’m not kidding when I say that the physical evidence exists to support the truth in “You are a creator and your life is your creation” This, or rather you, are an ongoing process that never ends.
  • David Cardill
    commented 2016-04-29 11:41:33 -0400
    I gave myself the moniker “Guardian of the Butterfly” in ‘08 while there was still time, yet I failed. They’re gone. Them and much more, and soon, very soon … well, you already know the rest.

    So the question is then, Tim, since energy can neither be created nor destroyed: only moved, what do you look forward to about going back into the Plant Kingdom after all this time?