Join Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez as they discuss the effects of war and the war machine on the living planet that we inhabit and the urgent need to ‘smarten up’ as a civilization.
This video was recorded on September 27th, 2023, and published on October 1st, 2023.
Some of the topics discussed:
- How wars are an atrocity with no real winners, only victims and how warfare has evolved from primitive tools to advanced weaponry that leaves a lasting impact on the planet.
- The interconnectedness of humans and the planet and thus what affects the environment affects us all.
- The current state of armed conflicts worldwide and the high number of casualties.
- How the conflict in Ukraine has led to ecological issues, such as dolphins washing up dead in the Black Sea as well as damage to farmland and forests.
- The need for a greater focus on ethics, morality, and cooperation to avoid the culture of war such as the glamorization and normalization of war.
- How fossil fuels are an integral part of modern warfare
- The significant military budgets and fossil fuel subsidies.
- How the impacts of war versus climate change are not given an appropriate level of media coverage when one considers the magnitude of their environmental and human impact.
- The need for technological solutions to combat climate change.
- The Fermi paradox regarding intelligent life in the universe.
- and much more . . .
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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