The Crises of Sustainability as Birth

Environmentalists everywhere are at no shortage of awful things to describe in gory detail. Polar bears are drowning because their habitat is changing and disappearing. Natural gas drilling is ruining people's lives in Pennsylvania and Wyoming and mountain top removal creates cancer clusters in West Virginia and Kentucky. To hell in a hand basket we go! But could the ecological crises at hand be the possibility for rebirth of humanity?

In this brief conversation one of our former guests, Kevin May (Phil Osophical on YouTube) talks with Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics and The Ascent of Humanity. Instead of viewing humanity as a cancer or a virus, maybe it is more suitable to think of humanity in its industrial development as a fetus. It can't live as it has inside of its mother forever. As it gets bigger, it must be discharged into a new way of life to which it cannot know. Is development driving us to a new way of being in the world and even in a new world?

In a great confluence, our guest this coming Friday is Charles' brother John Eisenstein, owner of Jade Family Farm.

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