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Bendell's Deep Adaptation

Sandra Lindberg

Moderator
Does anyone know of a worthwhile critique of Jem Bendell's "Deep Adaptation" paper from an ecosocialist perspective?
I know you're going to get much better replies than this one, but I'm wondering if you've seen this video produced by Nate Hagens. It's 1.5 hrs., but moves very quickly and it's pretty engaging. He provides no political frame for his opinions at all, but he goes straight at our current devastating situation and calmly argues that not only must we dial back the way we live, but if we look at the research around human happiness, we may actually find our lives more satisfying if we change how we live and fight like hell to limit/eliminate a host of environmental problems. "Blindspots and Superheroes"

To temper Hagens' video a bit, you might also want to look at: A Marxist approach appropriate for the climate crisis and the 21st Century

Thanks for posting.
 

Ted F

Admin
Does anyone know of a worthwhile critique of Jem Bendell's "Deep Adaptation" paper from an ecosocialist perspective?
@singbrokenchords I've been thinking of writing one although it would be up to the world to judge whether my critique would be "worthwhile." :cool: One thing I've noticed is that the superstars of doomtalk tend to be white men who do not participate in and identify with political activism. The only reason I would want to write a critique is to try to speak to the people who are drawn to Bendell's perspective and offer them a compelling vision of a better approach to the challenge we face. Not sure I have the time or ability to reach those souls. Please double back and share anything you find that speaks to your inquiry.
 
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