Special guest Julie Johnston, Sustainability Education Coach, joins Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez to discuss the topic of hope as it pertains to the climate emergency.
This video was recorded on June 28th, 2023, and published on July 23rd, 2023.
Some of the topics discussed:
- How hopelessness plays well into the hands of fossil fuel interests and everything that has to do with stopping legislation that will do something to help us with climate change.
- How the tragedy of hopelessness can help to conceal or obscure options, ideas, and creativity.
- How neurobiological research says that the brain turns off when people cannot anticipate a positive future.
- The crucial relationship between action and hope.
- How the Greek translation of the word hope in the New Testament is action.
- How Mother Teresa would say: No, you can’t just say love, you must say love in action because the only love there is is love in action.”
- How 200 firefighters from South Africa came to Canada to help fight the forest fires.
- The need to allow ourselves to understand how bad things are and the consequent need to grieve for the future we’ve lost.
- How there have been many great human beings and how they are still involved in this struggle, this fight for a safe climate for our children or future generations.
- How in the 2006 UK Stern Commission Report contains the statement: “We’re doing this for all future generations.”
- and much more . . .
- Julie Johnston - Sustainability Education Coach & Consultant with GreenHeart Education; Climate Reality Leader
Dr. Peter Carter - MD, Expert IPCC Reviewer and the director of the Climate Emergency Institute
Paul Beckwith - Climate Systems Scientist. Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Paleoclimatology Laboratory as well as at Carleton University
Regina Valdez - Program Director, Climate Reality Project, NYC. GreenFaith Fellow and LEED Green Associate
Charles Gregoire – Climate Reality Leader, Electrical Engineer, Webmaster and IT prime for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum
Heidi Brault - Climate Reality Leader, BA(Psychology), Library & Information Technician Diploma - Video production and website assistant - Organizer and convener, Metadata technician, COP28 Team Lead for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum.
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