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Lessons From the Holocaust For Our Times, Part 1, By Dianne Monroe

Author as infant with grandparents-1

I tell this story, which is so much a part of me, because of what it has taught me about life and about where humanity stands today. I write to share what I learned, and also to invite you to share what you may learn. It feels risky and vulnerable to share such a personal story so publicly. If I did not feel it was so relevant to our world today, I might not share it in this way.

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Grief And Carbon Reductionism, By Charles Eisenstein

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Here is what I want everyone in the climate change movement to hear: People are not going to be frightened into caring. Scientific evidence-based predictions about what will happen 10, 20, or 50 years in the future are not going to make them care, not enough. What we need is the level of activism and energy that we are seeing now in Flint. That requires making it personal. And that requires facing the reality of loss. And that requires experiencing grief. There is no other way.

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American Apartheid: I Can’t Breathe–Black Lives Matter, By Carolyn Baker

Dark Gold Front Cover

Institutional racism is the elephant in the room that has never been sufficiently addressed by white America. While talking heads on cable news channels debate the use of body cameras by local police officers as the magic bullet (no pun intended) that will alleviate police brutality, and as white Americans attempt to convince themselves that yet again, technology is our savior, no one is seriously discussing institutional racism—the shadow of all make-nice appearances of racial harmony and healing since the glory days of the Civil Rights Movement.

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The Third-Ever Super El Nino Is Underway: Here’s What North America Can Expect

El Nino

All of the impacts of El Niño are exacerbated by global warming.

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A Light In Dark Times, A Special Winter Solstice Lifeboat Hour, December 22, 2015

Lifeboat Hour CB

In this episode, “A Light In Dark Times,” Carolyn offers an urgent Winter Solstice, inspirational “fireside chat.” Where are we going as an Earth community? What is the Earth asking of us right now?

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What We Do To Nature, We Do To Ourselves, By Charles Eisenstein

There Are No Others

When we as a society learn to see the planet and everything on it as beings deserving of respect — in their own right and not just for their use to us — then we won’t need to appeal to climate change to do all the best things that the climate change warriors would have us do. And, we will stop doing the awful things that we do in the name of stopping climate change.

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Mitchell Rabin & Carolyn Discuss The Global Crisis On Better World Radio

Mitch

Can we adapt cooperatively and evolve collectively? Can we use this profoundly challenging situation as an opportunity to grow?

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Carolyn Interviewed On Dreamvisions By Deborah Beauvais

Dreamvisions

Carolyn and Deborah Beauvais discuss Love In The Age of Ecological Apocalypse in depth

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Know Yourself. Heal. Self-Liberate. Experiment. Build Community, By Dave Pollard

Contemplation 2

And ecological collapse — the sixth great extinction of life on Earth — is already well underway, since the loss of the world’s great mammals some 12,000 years ago and continuing with the expected loss of half of all animal species by mid-century, and the onset of runaway climate change that will render much of the Earth uninhabitable by humans, and require another Great Migration of the survivors toward the poles. Almost any climate scientist will now admit, off the record, that this extermination and climate upheaval cannot be prevented or significantly mitigated. So now the question becomes how we can prepare for, and adapt to, collapse and the end of civilization culture, not how we can prevent or lessen this collapse.

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