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Free download ´ Climate Author Charles Eisenstein 108 To see the broader picture beyond our short sighted and incomplete approach The rivers forests and creatures of the natural and material world are sacred and valuable in their own right not simply for carbon credits or preventing the extinction of one species versus another After all when you ask someone why they first became an environmentalist they’re likely to point to the river they played in the ocean they visited the wild animals they observed or the trees they climbed when t. I ve been listening to Charles Eisenstein for a long time I ve read most of his books and feel pretty much the same way about this one as I do about all the others Some of it is great and some is just really terrible I honestly love about half of what he says He really does get a lot of the things that everyone else is missing Unfortunately I can t stand the other half And from my experience it s the bad half that his readers seem to be most influenced by I ve been recommending Sacred Economics to people for the last 5 or 6 years considering a lot of the ideas in there to be really important I thought that people had enough common sense to ignore the dumber things in there especially since I tend to share it with caveats about which parts of it I consider useful and which parts I consider ridiculous I also tend to recommend reading counter arguments from people like Derrick Jensen before making any big decisions From my experience though people that do decide to read his stuff just come to think of themselves as spiritually enlightened and never bother looking into the alternative explanations This is making it really difficult for me to keep recommending his booksOn the good side his ideas on regenerative agriculture ecosystem restoration the benefits of indigenous cultures and transitioning the global economic system away from infinite growth are all great These are really important concepts and he does do a good job explaining them On the bad side he gets really carried away with these naive New Age ideas about the divine purpose of human existence and the supposed teleology of technological development All people are good at heart the universe loves us all climate change deniers have just as many reasons to believe the things they believe as we do those in positions of power sincerely believe that they re all doing what s best for the world etcI can understand the argument that the mainstream scientific establishment has given people a lot of reasons to distrust them We were told that cannabis is dangerous and that opioids are just safe pharmaceutical medicines They told us not to worry about nuclear power plants DDT is good for me e e etc Clearly we should be a little skeptical But people that listen to Fox News and who voted for Donald Trump are just making honest mistakes Really They couldn t possibly be any blatant with their lies They literally contradict themselves within the same sentence sometimes At some point you have to admit that there are people out there who can t be reached with rational arguments A lot of them in fact They won t be persuaded or guilted into changing their minds no matter what you say A big theme of this book is that there are other things to argue about than whether or not carbon in the atmosphere is going to kill us and that s fine There are a lot of other things killing us that are harder to deny than long term global warming Is there any reason to expect the Right to be moved by these other arguments though And is Eisenstein even a good candidate to try reaching these people I mean even Left wingers with hippie leanings can get annoyed with the way he words things Frankly I can t think of anyone worse for that job than Eisenstein Therefore every word of this book spent on that subject is kind of a waste of time in my opinion And there is a lot of that in here All that said I still do kind of like this book I wish I could just recommend certain chapters of it but even the better chapters have a lot of stupid ideas mixed in with them which makes every part of this kind of hard to take seriously It s unfortunate that he can t seem to restrain himself from trying to cram in every cute little cleverly worded idea he thinks of when he writes If he just took the best ideas from all his books and put them together without the annoying stuff he really could make something pretty great

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Free download ´ Climate Author Charles Eisenstein 108 Flipping the script on climate change Eisenstein makes a case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing tactics and goals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological destruction   With research and insight Charles Eisenstein details how the uantification of the natural world leads to a lack of integration and our “fight” mentality With an entire chapter unpacking the climate change denier’s point of view he advocates for expanding our exclusive focus on carbon emissions. I wasn t going to review this book because I like Charles Eisenstein and I appreciate what he s trying to do in general with his career to integrate humans better with the natural world With a spiritual bent Eisenstein has also inspired people around the world to think creatively to open their hearts and to make positive changes in their personal lives For that he should be encouraged and applaudedSo when I found his book on climate change frustrating I was just going to let it go But after reading this uote from respected historian of science Naomi Oreskes I realized that I at least wanted to make a short comment on what I found most problematic about Eistenstein s climate book Science is not based on any individual no matter how smart that individual may be It s based on the collective wisdom the collective knowledge the collective work of all of the scientists who have worked on a particular problem This gets to Eisenstein s method which is eccentric in both the good and bad senses of the word It s good in that he offers original insights that just feel right on For example he comments that as a kid when he took car rides he noticed bugs splattered on the windshield than he does today This is a concrete sign that nature is dying because insects are such ancient and important inhabitants of the land This kind of simple but deep observation is where Eisenstein excelsWhere he excels less is in his long discussion of climate science I understand why he devotes dozens of pages to uestioning conventional science and listing footnotes of scholarly papers that few of his readers have heard of The first reason is just wishful thinking on his part Eisenstein wants to appeal to climate skeptics who are probably not going to read this book anyway His second reason is a stronger one and is essential to his whole approach of integrating humans with nature He wants to show that we should care about restoring water landscape and animals than about cutting fossil fuels to fix the climateBut Eisenstein s freelance act as a smart dude who can think for himself enough to argue with climate scientists after all as he points out he did study math at Yale falls flat Eisenstein is not a ualified PhD climatologist he doesn t play one on TV and he shouldn t try to play scientist in this book As Oreskes a ualified expert on the history of science points out valid science is not just about one smart dude who can read research reports and then come up with his own conclusions that are eually valid with a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for exampleOf course Eisenstein uestions the scientific establishment and doesn t seem to trust their conclusions So he seems to feel he s got as much right as anybody to correct the work of that establishmentBut I m not sold It s a lot to ask a reader to take my word for it even after presenting a bunch of arguments about science that the average reader won t be able or ualified to understandThere s a reason why society leaves brain surgery to the brain surgeons engineering to the engineers and climate science to the climatologists Ordinary smart people with college degrees whether from the Ivy League or the Big Ten shouldn t be expected to uestion the conclusions of every technical fieldA large industrial civilization only works with a division of labor and trust in expertise Of course an ordinary citizen should think for herself and sometimes uestion experts But you need to rely on alternative expertise to do thatAnd listening to freelance self appointed experts who think they know better has already gotten the climate movement into enough trouble by giving science deniers especially oil company PR flacks air time than they deserveThe public is confused enough about climate science I wish that Eisenstein had submitted his whole footnoted section to a proper academic journal for peer review If he really believes that his conclusions will stand the test of evidence I hope he ll do that in the future Then I ll be open to what he has to say about scienceIn the meantime I m grateful for Eistenstein s creative philosophy and his good heart and I hope he will continue to inspire readers to live good lives with all species in mind

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Firstly a warning this is going to be a long review In fact this book has taken me someone who can read two books a day with no problem nine months to read Why has it taken me this long And why have I stuck at it Simply because like the climate change debate this book is complicated nuanced and fascinating and it deserves to be carefully read and its discussions and conclusions properly considered It reframes the whole climate change debate in different non binary terms It tries as much as possible to be impartial It uestions everything and names its sources inviting the reader to challenge and investigate further its claims It isn t afraid to challenge some of the underlying assumptions that we in a modern society don t even think to uestion In other words it s a book for people who are fed up of being bludgeoned with contradictory information who want to do something to help but feel helpless and who don t want win a war against our changing environment but rather participate in a new narrative of collaboration by understanding and accepting our place in the bigger whole As you can see this is a massive undertaking for a 300 page book So how does the author go about presenting this Firstly he does it by defining the issues The central narrative is this book is simple and despite its name it s not really about climate Instead it s this the planet is dying The biostructures of life on Earth are breaking down and since they are all inter connected this doesn t bode well for the continued existence of life on our planet Climate and its rapid change is not the cause of this destruction but is in fact only one symptom What does this mean Here s an example climate change and subseuent droughts have been blamed for the large scale migrations north from Central America However there are strong arguments that climate change is the symptom not the cause of massive deforestation Guatemala lost 17% and Honduras 37% of their rainforests between 1990 2005 El Salvador has suffered 85% deforestation since 1960s In fact climate change is a scapegoat which keeps humanity s attention focussed on only a few aspects of the environmental catastrophe we face Rising global temperatures are also often cited as climate change but this too is a red herring in that the warming globe is also a symptom of the underlying problems not the cause Evidence suggest that the cause of much of these warmer temperatures is a combination of a growing number of urban heat islandscities coupled with massive deforestationlack of vegetation which reduces vegetative transpiration and the cooling effect of cloud cover and incidentally also mucks up the high and low pressure fronts that drive weather systems and deposit temperate regular rainfall Moreover it is well to remember that without deforestation and subseuently less regular rainfall rising temperatures would not be a problem instead warmer climates would encourage forests to evolve into rain forests rather than the current deforested areas evolving into sterile desertsThe narrow parameters of climate change are further narrowed and defined by taking a few areas of concern and elevating them to prime importance One such is the burning of fossil fuels and rising carbon emissions Our current obsession with burning fossil fuels and CO2 emissions reduces the problem to one of calculation and problem solving how we can plant trees to act as carbon sinks as well as create new technologies to solve the problems of energy However this again covers up the underlying cause that of the wholesale destruction of natural carbon sinks which have little value to humans in terms of usage These include wetlands and mangroves of which an estimated 70% and 50% respectively have been destroyed in the last 100 years swamps and rainforests Not only are these habitats superlative carbon sinks they also protect further carbon sinks such as coral reefs Those natural carbon sinks such as steppes prairie pampas or veldts that do have some use to us in terms of being relatively easy to convert to mass agriculture are also being destroyed and even worse are often being converted to carbon emitters through heavy duty crop cultivation So if rising temperatures CO2 emissions and fossil fuels are simply symptoms of a bigger problem that is buried under the term climate change why then are we choosing to focus only on these few aspects rather than regarding our environment holistically and tackling the root causes behind why our planet is dyingTo see the rest of this review please visit Viking Age Iceland our inevitable doom cultivates meaningful emotional and psychological connections and provides real actionable steps to caring for the earth Freeing Frankly in Love ourselves from a war mentality and seeing the bigger picture KASAYSAYAN The Story of the Filipino People of how everything from prison reform to saving the whales can contribute to Concours ATSEM et ASEM - 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