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Uploaded on Jul 8, 2016
How do we face difficult truths about climate change without retreat to denial or despair? How do we align local intersts with global necessity to address climate change? How do we act in urgnecy without compromising wisdom and compassion?
Predictions of the dire effects of human activity on world climate compel us to inspect the course of society itself. We are faced with a new kind of peril, not a foreign enemy but our way of life. In these unsettled times, what firm ground is left? What vantage point offers perspective on our own culture and a new way forward?
In this seminar, we call upon sources of social critique to help us reflect on climate change and on society itself: the spiritual, the scientific, the independent thinker and writer. Our goal is to combine insight and creative thought with a third aim: wise action. Reflection reveals what we can and must do in response to climate change, but its realization is collective action “in league with all beings.”
Brought to you by the Porter Family Fund for Sustainability in the Curriculum, the Dartmouth Sustainability Office, the Dartmouth Special Programs and Events Committee, Harmon Family Foundation, The William Jewett Tucker Center, Upper Valley Sierra Club, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Dartmouth Zen Practice, Karmê Chöling Shambhala Meditation Center, White River Shambhala Center, League of Conservation Voters, Wonderwell Mountain Refuge and Valley Insight Meditation Society.