Does anyone know of a worthwhile critique of Jem Bendell's "Deep Adaptation" paper from an ecosocialist perspective?
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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"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." 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.Does anyone know of a worthwhile critique of Jem Bendell's "Deep Adaptation" paper from an ecosocialist perspective?
So, egalitarian, I've joined the Deep Adaptation forum in an attempt to increase my understanding of the work you and others are doing. As someone who does believe the difficult or dire effects of climate change are already hitting hard many populations in the US, I want to improve my awareness of what this perspective can and does bring to present work.I'm "one of those souls" who's participating in Jem Bendel's inspired Deep Adaptation Forum. Sandra, I would love to hear about your vision of a better approach to the challenge we face. I know we're all terribly busy, but I hope you (or perhaps others reading this thread) would critique Jem's work. I really wish somehow we could work together.
The above is an excellent resolution.As society is increasingly disrupted by the impacts of rapid climate change, people will feel increasingly anxious and hear stories of who to blame and how we must suspend freedoms to save ourselves. When I see some climate activists argue we must do “whatever it takes” and have “realistic” discussions about how some people can’t be saved, I fear the rise of new forms of fascism. I will continue to argue against people who hold up the illusion that we can stop climate change as a justification for giving themselves unaccountable power.