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SUICIDE EARTH (#12) Jonathon Porritt -- Hope in Hell | w. Van Carter

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Hope in Hell: How We Can Confront the Climate Crisis & Save the Earth (Earth Aware Editions, April 2021).  It's no longer a Climate Crisis.  It has become a Climate Emergency.

Ultimately optimistic despite the dire challenge presented to the world, Porritt explores current science and new technologies, mobilization of younger people and political action, and encouraging intergenerational solidarity as older generations learn their own responsibilities in creating a better world for their successors.  To face a challenge greater than humanity has ever seen before, we must also accelerate ourselves, by summoning a sense of urgency, courage, and shared effort to match it.

Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and campaigner on sustainable development. Established in 1996, Forum for the Future is now the UK’s leading sustainable development charity, with 70 staff and over 100 partner organisations, including some of the world’s leading companies.

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Van Carter is a retired broadcast journalist. "I was never a war correspondent, yet we're now in a war and I feel like I'm reporting from the front lines."  Since 2008, he has published the Only Green List.  To see previous and upcoming episodes, go here.

Music credit: David Nevue, While the Trees Sleep

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