Climate Scientists Grieve the Planet
While many of us remain blind to the climate crisis, imagine how the climate scientists feel…
Last year I wrote about the work of Joanna Macy, a scholar of Buddhism, eco-philosophy, general systems theory and deep ecology, and author of more than a dozen books. Her initiative, The Work That Reconnects, helps people essentially do nothing more mysterious than telling the truth about what we see, know and feel is happening to our world.
‘In order to remain able to continue in our work, we first must feel the full pain of what is being done to the world,’ according to Macy. ‘Refusing to feel pain, and becoming incapable of feeling the pain, which is actually the root meaning of apathy, refusal to suffer – that makes us stupid, and half alive,’ she told me. ‘It causes us to become blind to see what is really out there.’
I recently came across a blog titled, Is This How You Feel? It is an extraordinary compilation of handwritten letters from highly credentialed climate scientists and researchers sharing their myriad feelings about what they are seeing.
— Dahr Jamail, Truthout
Again, here is the link to This is How Scientists Feel. Please share how you feel about the climate crisis.