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Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis: Wisdom and Action in the Long Emergency

Autor John Wiseman
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 7 aug 2021
As the risks of the climate crisis continue to grow, so too do the challenges of facing a harsh climate future with honesty and courage; justice and compassion; meaning and purpose. 

Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis explores diverse sources of learning and wisdom –from climate scientists and activists; philosophers and social theorists; Indigenous cultures and ways of life; faith based and spiritual traditions; artists and writers –which can help us live courageous, compassionate and creative lives in a world of rapidly accelerating climatic and ecological risk.

Accelerating the transition to a just and resilient zero-carbon society will require visionary leadership and courageous collective action. Awareness that rapid action might still be insufficient to prevent severe and irreversible social and ecological damage is however a source of deep concern for many people passionately committed to decisive climate action. 

Drawing on broad experience as a climate activist, researcher and policy maker John Wiseman provides a wide ranging, accessible and provocative guided tour of ideas which can inspire and sustain radical hope and defiant courage in the long emergency which now lies before us.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9783030707422
ISBN-10: 3030707423
Pagini: 278
Ilustrații: XI, 278 p. 1 illus.
Dimensiuni: 148 x 210 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.39 kg
Ediția:1st ed. 2021
Editura: Springer International Publishing
Colecția Palgrave Macmillan
Locul publicării:Cham, Switzerland

Cuprins

Chapter 1: Courage and wisdom in a burning world

Chapter 2: Beyond denial and despair: Honesty and action on the climate change front line

Chapter 3: Remembering magnificence: The power of collective action and the beauty of
the Earth

Chapter 4: Caring for country: Indigenous and First Nations learning about survival,
resilience and resistance

Chapter 5: Cooling the fevered city: Reason and hubris in Greek and Enlightenment
philosophy

Chapter 6: Sisyphus in flames: Critical theory, modernity and power

Chapter 7: Mercy to all beings: Christian, Jewish and Islamic learning about thankfulness,
love and care

Chapter 8:All things pass: Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian learning about suffering,
impermanence and compassion

Chapter 9: Living ecologically: Understanding and respecting complexity and
interdependence

Chapter 10: How the light gets in: Imagination and action in the long emergency 

Chapter 11: Courage under fire: The 2050 Zero-Carbon World Oration

Chapter 12: The roar of the ocean: Concluding thoughts and questions


Notă biografică

John Wiseman is a research fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and the Climate and Energy College, University of Melbourne, Australia. His current research and policy work focuses on strategies for restoring a safe climate and accelerating the transition to a just and resilient zero-carbon society.

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"A vitally important book." 

- Prof Tim Flannery, author of of The Future Eaters (1994) and The Climate Cure (2020)

“This valuable book will help you gain the courage needed to continue the fight against climate change and its increasing impacts. Even as a climate expert I learnt many important lessons from these multiple philosophical and religious perspectives.”

-Prof David Karoly, climate scientist, University of Melbourne, Australia

Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis is a must read for anyone coming to terms with the climate crisis… Uncompromisingly honest yet always compassionate to the human condition, Wiseman offers not simple solutions, but an enriching discourse grounded in history, philosophy and the great spiritual traditions. … This generous book is leading the way forward, beyond the existing apocalyptic climate change literature, to offer hope and tangible solutions underpinned by a faith in humanity’s interminable capacity for restoration.”

-Assistant Prof Grant Blashki, Lead Clinical Adviser, Beyond Blue and Associate Professor in Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia


As the risks of the climate crisis continue to grow, so too do the challenges of facing a harsh climate future with honesty and courage; justice and compassion; meaning and purpose. 

Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis explores diverse sources of learning and wisdom –from climate scientists and activists; philosophers and social theorists; Indigenous cultures and ways of life; faith based and spiritual traditions; artists and writers –which can help us live courageous, compassionate and creative lives in a world of rapidly accelerating climatic and ecological risk. Accelerating the transition to a just and resilient zero-carbon society will require visionary leadership and courageous collective action. Awareness that rapid action might still be insufficient to prevent severe and irreversible social and ecological damage is however a source of deep concern for many people passionately committed to decisive climate action. Drawing on broad experience as a climate activist, researcher and policy maker John Wiseman provides a wide ranging, accessible and provocative guided tour of ideas which can inspire and sustain radical hope and defiant courage in the long emergency which now lies before us.


John Wiseman is a research fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and the Climate and Energy College, University of Melbourne, Australia. His current research and policy work focuses on strategies for restoring a safe climate and accelerating the transition to a just and resilient zero-carbon society.



Caracteristici

Explores how we can remain hopeful and courageous in the face of the climate emergency
Provides a provocative and inspiring guide to navigate a harsh and challenging physical and emotional landscape
Draws on knowledge and traditions from a diverse range of cultural traditions and perspectives