Metaphors can kill. The discourse over whether to go to war in the gulf was a panorama of metaphor. Secretary of State Baker saw Saddam Hussein as “sitting on our economic lifeline.” President Bush portrayed him as having a “stranglehold” on our economy. General Schwarzkopf characterized the occupation of Kuwait as a “rape” that was ongoing. The President said that the US was in the gulf to “protect freedom, protect our future, and protect the innocent”, and that we had to “push Saddam Hussein back.” Saddam Hussein was painted as a Hitler. It is vital, literally vital, to understand just what role metaphorical thought played in bringing us in this war.
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Group Facilitation on Societal Disruption and Collapse: Insights from Deep Adaptation
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by Jem Bendell
1,* and Katie Carr
“Are you hopeful?” I ask.
Given that hope is a duty from which paleontologists are exempt, I’m surprised when he answers, “Yes, I am.”
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From Barbados to Finland, we’ve seen women’s leadership on climate bring fair, innovative and ambitious policies.
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“The term collapsology is a neologism used to designate the transdisciplinary study of the risks of collapse of industrial civilization. It is concerned with the “general collapse of societies induced by climate change, scarcity of resources, vast extinctions, and natural disasters.” Although the concept of civilizational or societal collapse had already existed for many years, collapsology focuses its attention on contemporary, industrial, and globalized societies.”
Source: Collapsology – Wikipedia
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Resilience: what do we most value that we want to keep, and how?
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Relinquishment: what do we need to let go of so as not to make matters worse?
Restoration: what could we bring back to help us with these difficult times?
Reconciliation: with what and whom shall we make peace as we awaken to our mutual mortality?
Each solution reduces greenhouse gases by avoiding emissions and/or by sequestering carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere. Source: Solutions | Project Drawdown
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This issue on food, agriculture, land, and labor is released in June 2022. Buy it in print now! Source: The Soil and the Worker • SftP Magazine
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Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) is one of those rare ideas which combine transformative potential with an elegant simplicity. The CSA model of funding and sustaining locally-rooted agriculture has grown exponentially around the globe over the past four decades.
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