Climate Review No. 8
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Book and author recommended by Lisa Baker, Cool Davis board member
“Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy” by Jem Bendell is a fascinating read and hugely informative about how we think about adaptation and planning for really tough times.
From the Wikipedia entry: “The concept of Deep Adaptation was introduced in the 2018 paper “Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy” by University of Cumbria sustainability leadership professor Jem Bendell. The paper was submitted to the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, but reviewers requested major revisions. Bendell then chose to self-publish through the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability at the University of Cumbria. In the paper, Bendell stated that near term social collapse due to climate disruption was inevitable. He has since offered that as opinion, rather than fact, in a second version of the paper in 2020. The original paper was addressed to the corporate and academic sustainability community but found a large general readership, being downloaded more than 600,000 times as of November 2019. The paper has been translated into a number of languages. In the 2018 paper, Bendell asserted that “near term social collapse” (which he later called societal collapse) due to climate change is inevitable. He challenged the practice of business as usual in government, industry, and academia, announcing “the end of the idea that we can either solve or cope with climate change.” He reviewed scientific research on climate change, stating that he emphasized recent unpublished results and factors such as tipping points. In his view, these rendered published predictions of climate damage overly conservative.
Read the full Wikipedia entry
Listen to a 40 minute interview with Jem Bendell on FacingFutureTV (via Resilience.org article)
Movie recommend by JD Trebec of Woodland
“How to Blow up a Pipeline” (2022) follows eight diverse young adults as they plot to sabotage an oil pipeline in West Texas. This work of fiction was inspired by the eponymous treatise by Andreas Malm and Hollywood heist movies. The characters’ motivations and connections are revealed through flashbacks as the clock counts down in a thoughtful and suspenseful eco-thriller. Winner of the Hamburg and Leiden International Film festivals. Showing at The Tower Theater in Sacramento and Regal Natomas Marketplace on Truxel Road.
- 1h 44m
- Rated R
- Starring: Ariela Barer, Kristine Froseth, and Lukas GageRotten Tomatoes 100% (!)
- IMDb 8.1/10 (trailer)
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