Ecology, Climate and Hope

This conversation between Gordon of Rune Soup and Charles Eisenstein begins to unpack conflation of the polarised climate debate with the very real damage we continue to inflict on our habitat and ourselves.

Talking Ecology, Climate and Hope with Charles Eisenstein
Charles is the author of a number of important books including Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible. He joins us today to talk about his most recent book, Climate: A New Story.
Along the way we tackle many challenging and thorny topics, such as solutionism, polarisation, despair and how to best think with our ecological crisis so that we may return to flourishing.

Gordon and Charles’s conversation dismisses the notion of intent but armed with Critical Thinking’s analysis, the centralised power, which fosters polarisation and the climate agenda, comes clearly into focus. And what we need to do about it.

This conversation was sent by Adam, who also sent the following recording of recent presentations on Burkino Faso and the individual in community. In the first hour, Troy relates the tragic struggle for freedom from French colonialism by Thomas Sankara whose brief leadership of Burkino Faso in the 1980s brought hope to its people. Thomas came from a Marxist background but recognised, like Muammar Gaddafi, Abdul Ocalan and Murray Bookchin, devolution of power and control of resources to the individuals within local communities is key to enduring freedom and prosperity.

TROY SOUTHGATE (Thomas Sankara) & ADAM ORMES (The Individual in Community) – 15/2/2020
Two leading National-Anarchists deliver their respective talks at a public meeting of the Associação de Jornalistas e Homens de Letras do Porto (Portugal), followed by a question and answer session involving both speakers. The organizers of this event were José Almeida and Manuel Rezende from Café Odisseia.

Over recent months, signs of impending economic collapse have been accumulating and, in the context of climate alarmism, Critical Thinking has been highlighting the growing probability of another Little Ice Age and the consequent prospect of food and energy shortages. These issues are now coming sharply into focus.

2020 FINANCIAL CRISIS | Has it started? The $500 Billion Dollar Question
Did we ever really escape the financial crisis of 2008 or did we kick the can down the road and quadruple the problem? We certainly didn’t solve anything and are likely on the brink of one of the largest societal changes in modern history as the entire system faces a reset that could reshape our political climate and social experience. These types of events are not unusual, and there’s always a possibility of extending the issue once again, but eventually it will crash.

Over recent days, the physical gold price has been gathering momentum. Back in July we reiterated how gold is a reliable indicator of financial dysfunction. Gold was trading at around $1500 at the time and we said, we’re probably on our way to a full blown collapse. As I write. gold is trading above $1680.

Hope lies in resilience within and between families and communities while taking responsibility for ourselves and each other. Happily, that too will be good for the planet.