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Ion since 1960s In fact climate change is a scapegoat which keeps humanity s attention focussed on only a few aspects of the environmental catastrophe we face Rising global temperatures are also often cited as climate change but this too is a red herring in that the warming globe is also a symptom of the nderlying problems not the cause Evidence suggest that the cause of much of these warmer temperatures is a combination of a growing number of The Lisa Book urban heat islandscities coupled with massive deforestationlack of vegetation which reduces vegetative transpiration and the cooling effect of cloud cover and incidentally also mucksp the high and low pressure fronts that drive weather systems and deposit temperate regular rainfall Moreover it is well to remember that without deforestation and subseuently less regular rainfall rising temperatures would not be a problem instead warmer climates would encourage forests to evolve into rain forests rather than the current deforested areas evolving into sterile desertsThe narrow parameters of climate change are further narrowed and defined by taking a few areas of concern and elevating them to prime importance One such is the burning of fossil fuels and rising carbon emissions Our current obsession with burning fossil fuels and CO2 emissions reduces the problem to one of calculation and problem solving how we can plant trees to act as carbon sinks as well as create new technologies to solve the problems of energy However this again covers Genesis up thenderlying cause that of the wholesale destruction of natural carbon sinks which have little value to humans in terms of Amber, Furs and Cockleshells usage These include wetlands and mangroves of which an estimated 70% and 50% respectively have been destroyed in the last 100 years swamps and rainforests Not only are these habitats superlative carbon sinks they also protect further carbon sinks such as coral reefs Those natural carbon sinks such as steppes prairie pampas or veldts that do have somese to Rebels Guide to Rosa Luxemburg us in terms of being relatively easy to convert to mass agriculture are also being destroyed and even worse are often being converted to carbon emitters through heavy duty crop cultivation So if rising temperatures CO2 emissions and fossil fuels are simply symptoms of a bigger problem that is buriednder the term climate change why then are we choosing to focus only on these few aspects rather than regarding our environment holistically and tackling the root causes behind why our planet is dyingTo see the rest of this review please visit I ve been listening to Charles Eisenstein for a long time I ve read most of his books and feel pretty much the same
Way This One about this one I do about all the Some of it is great and some is just really terrible I honestly love about half of what he says He really does get a lot of the things that everyone else is missing Unfortunately I can t stand the other half And from my experience it s the bad half that his readers seem to be most influenced by I ve been recommending Sacred Economics to people for the last 5 or 6 years considering a lot of the ideas in there to be really important I thought that people had enough common sense to ignore the dumber things in there especially since I tend to share it with caveats about which parts of it I consider seful and which parts I consider ridiculous I also tend to recommend reading counter arguments from people like Derrick Jensen before making any big decisions From my experience though people that do decide to read his stuff just come to think of themselves as spiritually enlightened and never bother looking into the alternative explanations This is making it really difficult for me to keep recommending his booksOn the good side his ideas on regenerative agriculture ecosystem restoration the benefits of indigenous cultures and
#Transitioning The Global Economic System #the global economic system from infinite growth are all great These are really important concepts and he does do a good job explaining them On the bad side he gets really carried away with these naive New Age ideas about the divine purpose of human existence and the supposed teleology of technological development All people are good at heart the niverse loves Sunce je počelo da se zlati us all climate change deniers have just as many reasons to believe the things they believe as we do those in positions of power sincerely believe that they re all doing what s best for the world etcI cannderstand the argument that the mainstream scientific establishment has given people a lot of reasons to. To see the broader picture beyond our short sighted and incomplete approach The rivers forests and creatures of the natural and material world are sacred and valuable in their own right not simply for carbon credits or preventing the extinction of one species versus another After all when you ask someone why they first became an environmentalist they’re likely to point to the river they played in the ocean they visited the wild animals they observed or the trees they climbed when ,
Charles Eisenstein s book Climate A New Story is full of compassion and insight about human alienation from the natural world that has led to our current climate crisis His is fundamentally a book of philosophy that challenges readers to reevaluate many widely held cultural beliefs and assumptions that could very well end ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石 (ハリー・ポッターシリーズ up killings and everything on the planet Philosophy books are not easy to read Readers must be willing to read carefully and to do some serious self reflection to fully nderstand this book Only then can we begin to make the changes that must be madeAt fully nderstand this book Only then can we begin to make the changes that must be madeAt Eisenstein is asking Sex, Rock Optical Illusions us to recognize the different stories we tell ourselves and how these stories are not working The Story of Separation from the natural world is leading to disaster We focus on fear rather than on what we love He takes to task the global warming narrative that is yet anothers vs them narrative He makes a strong argument that fear won t work in the end Only love works We work to save what we love and that s why protecting local ecosystems From Mistress to Wifey usually work much better than abstract larger scale projects He calls for a Story of InterbeingEverything is connected It makes no sense to worry only about the death of kelp forests which suckp CO2 if we don t also be concerned about the threats to sea otters which keep sea Disney Infinity: Character Encyclopedia urchinsnder control which wipe out kelp forests Instead of a love of nature and the recognition that all living things are connected he says we focus on fear of our survival He takes on at length our very dysfunctional economic system which measures Dance With The Devil uantity to the detriment of living things He askss instead to measure Smitten ualityThis is not a book of only what doesn t work Eisenstein has plenty of great examples of Interbeing a recognition of how to live within and love the natural world and how to act on that He points out the many ways in which the planet is suffering that has nothing to do with the climate crisis Our overuse and misuse of plastics is one example Another is our methods of agriculture which involve deforestation monocropping pesticidese and a resulting insect holocaust He gives s ways out of this human caused disaster through regenerative agriculture methods Human well being and planetary health are inextricably connected That s why we have to stop thinking of ourselves as separate from nature The world is a living being and we are a part of that living being The earth is still alive he tells s Now is the time to choose life It s not too late Firstly a warning this is going to be a long review In fact this book has taken me someone who can read two books a day with no problem nine months to read Why has it taken me this long And why have I stuck at it Simply because like the climate change debate this book is complicated nuanced and fascinating and it deserves to be carefully read and its discussions and conclusions properly considered It reframes the whole climate change debate in different non binary terms It tries as much as possible to be impartial It 1898 uestions everything and names its sources inviting the reader to challenge and investigate further its claims It isn t afraid to challenge some of thenderlying assumptions that we in a modern society don t even think to Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, uestion In other words it s a book for people who are fedp of being bludgeoned with contradictory information who want to do something to help but feel helpless and who don t want win a war against our changing environment but rather participate in a new narrative of
Collaboration By Understanding And Accepting Our Placeby Lay My Burden Down understanding and accepting our place the bigger whole As you can see this is a massivendertaking for a 300 page book So how does the author go about presenting this Firstly he does it by defining the issues The central narrative is this book is simple and despite its name it s not really about climate Instead it s this the planet is dying The biostructures of life on Earth are breaking down and since they are all inter connected this doesn t bode well for the continued existence of life on our planet Climate and its rapid change is not the cause of this destruction but is in fact only one symptom What does this mean Here s an example climate change and subseuent droughts have been blamed for the large scale migrations north from Central America However there are strong arguments that climate change is the symptom not the cause of massive deforestation Guatemala lost 17% and Honduras 37% of their rainforests between 1990 2005 El Salvador has suffered 85% deforestat. Flipping the script on climate change Eisenstein makes a case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing tactics and goals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological destruction With research and insight Charles Eisenstein details how the Vérité (Love at Center Court, uantification of the natural world leads to a lack of integration and our “fight” mentality With an entire chapternpacking the climate change denier’s point of view he advocates for expanding our exclusive focus on carbon emissions. ,
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and that opioids are just safe pharmaceutical medicines They told s not to worry about nuclear power plants DDTthat opioids are just safe pharmaceutical medicines They told s not to worry about nuclear power plants DDT good for me e e etc Clearly we should be a little skeptical But people that listen to Fox News and who voted for Donald Trump are just making honest mistakes Really They couldn t possibly be any blatant with their lies They couldn t possibly be any blatant with their lies They contradict themselves within the same sentence sometimes At some point you have to admit that there are people out there who can t be reached with rational arguments A lot of them in fact They won t be persuaded or guilted into changing their minds no matter what you say A big theme of this book is that there are other things to argue about than whether or not carbon in the atmosphere is going to kill Daniels Pet us and that s fine There are a lot of other things killings that are harder to deny than long term global warming Is there any reason to expect the Right to be moved by these other arguments though And is Eisenstein even a good candidate to try reaching these people I mean even Left wingers with hippie leanings can get annoyed with the way he words things Frankly I can t think of anyone worse for that job than Eisenstein Therefore every word of this book spent on that subject is kind of a waste of time in my opinion And there is a lot of that in here All that said I still do kind of like this book I wish I could just recommend certain chapters of it but even the better chapters have a lot of stupid ideas mixed in with them which makes every part of this kind of hard to take seriously It s Losing Control unfortunate that he can t seem to restrain himself from trying to cram in every cute little cleverly worded idea he thinks of when he writes If he just took the best ideas from all his books and put them together without the annoying stuff he really could make something pretty great Eisenstein s greatest work to date Completely reframed mynderstanding of climate change So grateful for this book and Charles work writing it I wasn t going to review this book because I like Charles Eisenstein and I appreciate what he s trying to do in general with his career to integrate humans better with the natural world With a spiritual bent Eisenstein has also inspired people around the world to think creatively to open their hearts and to make positive changes in their personal lives For that he should be encouraged and applaudedSo when I found his book on climate change frustrating I was just going to let it go But after reading this Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (light novel) uote from respected historian of science Naomi Oreskes I realized that I at least wanted to make a short comment on what I found most problematic about Eistenstein s climate book Science is not based on any individual no matter how smart that individual may be It s based on the collective wisdom the collective knowledge the collective work of all of the scientists who have worked on a particular problem This gets to Eisenstein s method which is eccentric in both the good and bad senses of the word It s good in that he offers original insights that just feel right on For example he comments that as a kid when he took car rides he noticed bugs splattered on the windshield than he does today This is a concrete sign that nature is dying because insects are such ancient and important inhabitants of the land This kind of simple but deep observation is where Eisenstein excelsWhere he excels less is in his long discussion of climate science Inderstand why he devotes dozens of pages to PHILIPPINES 1/1M3 uestioning conventional science and listing footnotes of scholarly papers that few of his readers have heard of The first reason is just wishful thinking on his part Eisenstein wants to appeal to climate skeptics who are probably not going to read this book anyway His second reason is a stronger one and is essential to his whole approach of integrating humans with nature He wants to show that we should care about restoring water landscape and animals than about cutting fossil fuels to fix the climateBut Eisenstein s freelance act as a smart dude who can think for himself enough to argue with climate scientists after all as he points out he did study math at Yale falls flat Eisenstein is not aalified PhD climatologist he doesn t play one on TV and he shouldn t try to play scientist in this book As Oreskes a سفر عاشوريات _ 1000 جملة ساخرة ualified expert on the history of science points out valid science is not just about one smart dude who can read research reports and then comep with his own co. Hey were a kid This refocusing away from impending catastrophe and our inevitable doom cultivates meaningful emotional and psychological connections and provides real actionable steps to caring for the earth Freeing ourselves from a war mentality and seeing the bigger picture of how everything from prison reform to saving the whales can contribute to our planetary ecological health we resist reflexive postures of solution and blame and reach toward the deep place where commitment liv.