2022 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #39
Posted on 1 October 2022 by John Hartz
Food for Thought
What the Climate Movement Can Learn From Collective Trauma Healing
Practices for helping large groups of people integrate traumatic histories could inform more effective action.
Christiana Figueres, the Costa Rican diplomat who played a key role in brokering the Paris Agreement, was renowned for using every conceivable ruse to charm, chivvy, and cajole world leaders to act.
But this week she will address a theme, rarely mentioned in U.N. negotiations, that she sees as the hidden culprit behind 30 years of missed chances to confront the climate crisis: the legacy of collective trauma.
It’s well established that individuals can suffer lasting consequences from traumatic experiences, whether they be a child who survived abuse or a soldier returning from combat. But there is now a growing movement of practitioners working to unravel how communal experiences of war, slavery, racism, genocide, colonialism, gender violence and other forms of oppression can cause shared trauma on a collective scale. Leaders in this emerging field argue that the impact of events that took place decades or even centuries ago, can cascade through generations, silently shaping the destiny of communities, cultures, and nations — and perhaps the planet itself.
In the case of climate change, the sheer insanity of allowing carbon emissions to balloon to the point where the resulting heating threatens all life on Earth has prompted a search for deeper explanations. What lies underneath the perennial deadlocks at climate conferences, or the enduring grip of the fossil fuel lobby on the way we order our lives?
What the Climate Movement Can Learn From Collective Trauma Healing by Matthew Green, DeSmog, Sep 26, 2022
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Sun, Sep 25, 2022
- Tropical Storm Ian forecast to reach Category 4 strength as it tracks toward Florida by Derek Van Dam & Haley Brink, CNN, Sep 24, 2022
- Houses washed away after storm Fiona as Canada sends in military for cleanup, AP/The Guardian, Sep 25, 2022
- Thousands call for ‘climate reparations and justice’ in global protests by Damien Gayle, The Guardian, Sep 23, 2022
- Rethinking insurance for floods, wildfires and other catastrophes by Emily Underwood, Knowable Magazine, Sep 21, 2022
Mon, Sep 26, 2022
- What will it take to recycle millions of worn-out EV batteries? by Ula Chrobak, Knowable Magazine, Sep 21, 2022
- Watching the detections by Gavin Schmidt, RealClimate, Sep 25, 2022
- ‘Field of drQeams’: ueensland plans to build Australia’s largest publicly owned windfarm by Graham Readfearn, The Guardian, Sep 25, 2022
- We all love trees, but they’re not the climate solution we need by William Chapman, Yale Climate Connections, Sep 25, 2022
Tue, Sep 27, 2022
- I Was Going to Nome, Alaska, but Climate Disruption Got in My Way by Arne O Holm, High North News, Sep 23, 2022
- Typhoon Noru leaves 6 rescuers dead in the northern Philippines, AP/NPR News, Sep 26, 2022
- How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2022, Guest Post by Dr Martin Stendel & Dr Ruth Mottram, Carbon Brief, Sep 22, 2022
- Climate change is causing hurricanes to intensify faster than ever by & , CNN, Sep 27, 2022
Wed, Sep 28, 2022
- Gap to 1.5C yawns, as most governments miss UN deadline to improve climate plans by Joe Lo, Climate Home News, Sep 26, 2022
- How Do I Talk to a Climate Change Denier? by
- Explainer: How methane leaks accelerate global warming by Tim Cocks, Reuters, Sep 28, 2022
- Ian smashes into southwest Florida with historic force by Jeff Masters & Bob Henson, Yale Climate Connections, Sep 28, 2022
Thu, Sep 29, 2022
- Scaling up renewables means big changes to electricity networks by Joe Lo, Climate Home News, Sep 28, 2022
- Loss and damage: What happens when climate change destroys lives and cultures? by Daisy Dunne & Aruna Chandrasekhar, Carbon Brief, Sep 28, 2022
- Researchers Hit With Lawsuits, Records Requests for Fact-Checking Climate Claims by Margi Murphy, Bloomberg News, Sep 19, 2022
- Feeling Overwhelmed About Going All-Electric at Home? Here’s How to Get Started by Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News, Sep 29, 2022
Fri, Sep 30, 2022
Sat, Oct 1, 2022
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