This has been both one of the most challenging and disturbing books and the most visionary compassionate and holistic writings In my opinion if you are concerned about the converging crises of the ecology and the economy and the social and political ills that trouble the modern world Charles Eisenstein is one of the most important voices out thereIn this book he dares to expand the conversation around climate change from one that is increasingly ineffective because it is based on motivating us to act by using our fear of mortality and a horrible climate damaged world to one that recognizes that climate change is part of a larger picture Concerning Our Disconnection From The Environment And We Will our disconnection from the environment and that will be motivated to act by appealing to our heart s love and care for the natural world There is so much I can say about this book and did in a series of blog posts link below but mostly I cherish it for moving me back to coming from the heart when I ponder what I can do to helpIn addition Eisenstein also covers some fascinating science that I was unaware of such as how deforestation and the water table may have much to do with climate change than previously thoughtIn conclusion I can t recommend this book highly enough If we want a living world we have to act from the place where the world is alive Charles Eisenstein My partner suggested that I stop reading this book because I was bitching about reading it I feel like this treads very familiar round for most social justice and nonwestern thought aware people especially if they pay atte The climate crisis isn t new and there isn t a one fits all cure or a miraculous technological solution if not there wouldn t be a crisis But Eisenstein s holistic perspectives in this book serve as urgent reminders of why every facet of society has to work towards the same Ramp Rats: A Graphic Guide Adventure goal A lot of drive has to start organically fromround up and I m appreciative of his views on the commercial aspects I wasn t My Name is Abu Salem going to review this book because I like Charles Eisenstein and I appreciate what he s trying to do ineneral with his career to integrate humans better with the natural world With a spiritual bent Eisenstein has also inspired people around the world to think creatively to open their hearts and to
"make positive changes in their personal lives For that he should be "positive changes in their personal lives For that he should be and applaudedSo when I found his boo Eisenstein s reatest work to date Completely reframed my understanding of climate change So rateful for this book and Charles work writing it I ve been listening to Charles Eisenstein for a long time I ve read most of his books and feel pretty much the same way about this one as I do about all the others Some of it is Spitting Daisies Communicating Through the Sunset great and some is just really terrible I honestly love about half of what he says He really doeset a lot of the things that everyone else is missing Unfortunately I can t stand the other half And from my experience it s the bad half that his readers seem to be most influenced by I ve been recommending Sacred Economics to people for the last 5 or 6 years considering a lot of the ideas in there to be really important I thought that people had enough common sense to ignore the dumber things in there especially since I tend to share it with caveats about which parts of it I consider useful and which parts I consider ridiculous I also tend to recommend reading counter arguments fro Firstly a warning this is oing to be a long review In fact this book has taken me Flipping the script on climate change Eisenstein makes a case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing tactics and oals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological destruction With research and insight Charles Eisenstein details how the uantification of the natural world leads to a lack of integration and our “fight” mentality With an entire chapter unpacking the climate change denier’s point of view he advocates for expanding our exclusive focus on carbon emissions. Ion of natural carbon sinks which
have little value to humans in terms of usage These include wetlands and mangroves of which little value to humans in terms of usage These include wetlands and mangroves of which estimated 70% and 50% respectively have been destroyed in the last 100 years swamps and rainforests Not only are these habitats superlative carbon sinks they also protect further carbon sinks such as coral reefs Those natural carbon sinks such as steppes prairie pampas or veldts that do have some use to us in terms of being relatively easy to convert to mass agriculture are also being destroyed and even worse are often being converted to carbon emitters through heavy duty crop cultivation So if rising temperatures CO2 emissions and fossil fuels are simply symptoms of a bigger problem that is buried under the term climate change why then are we choosing to focus only on these few aspects rather than regarding our environment holistically and tackling the root causes behind why our planet is dyingTo see the rest of this review please visit Charles Eisenstein s book Climate A New Story is full of compassion and insight about human alienation from the natural world that has led "To Our Current Climate " our current climate His is fundamentally a book of philosophy that challenges readers to reevaluate many widely held cultural beliefs and assumptions that could very well end up killing us and everything on the planet Philosophy books are not easy to read Readers must be willing to read carefully and to do some serious self reflection to fully understand this book Only then can we begin to make the changes that must be madeAt root Eisenstein is asking us to recognize the different stories we tell ourselves and how these stories are not working The Story of Separation from the natural world is leading to disaster We focus on fear rather than on what we love He takes to task the lobal warming narrative that is yet another us vs them narrative He makes a strong argument that fear won t work in the end Only love works We work to save what we love and that s why protecting local ecosystems usually work much better than abstract larger scale projects He calls for a Story of InterbeingEverything is connected It makes no sense to worry only about the death of kelp forests which suck up CO2 if we don t also be concerned about the threats to sea otters which keep sea urchins under control which wipe out kelp forests Instead of a love of nature and the recognition that all living things are connected he says we focus on fear of our survival He takes on at length our very dysfunctional economic system which measures uantity to the detriment of living things He asks us instead to measure ualityThis is not a book of only what doesn t work Eisenstein has plenty of reat examples of Interbeing a recognition of how to of Cuckold Hotwife Erotica 10 Story Bundle great examples of Interbeing a recognition of how to within and love the natural world and how to act on that He points out the many ways in which the planet is suffering that has nothing to do with the climate crisis Our overuse and misuse of plastics is one example Another is our methods of agriculture which involve deforestation monocropping pesticide use and a resulting insect holocaust Heives us ways out of this human caused disaster through regenerative agriculture methods Human well being and planetary health are inextricably connected That s why we have to stop thinking of ourselves as separate from nature The world is a living being and we are a part of that living being The earth is still alive he tells us Now is the time to choose life It s not too lat. Hey were a kid This refocusing away from impending catastrophe and our inevitable doom cultivates meaningful emotional and psychological connections and provides real actionable steps to caring for the earth Freeing ourselves from a war mentality and seeing the bigger picture of how everything from prison reform to saving the whales can contribute to our planetary ecological health we resist reflexive postures of solution and blame and reach toward the deep place where commitment liv.
Charles Eisenstein ì 8 free downloadOmeone who can read two books a day with no problem nine months to read Why has it taken me this long And why have I stuck at it Simply because like the climate change debate this book is complicated nuanced and fascinating and it deserves to be carefully read and its discussions and conclusions properly considered It reframes the whole climate change debate in different non binary terms It tries as much as possible to be impartial It uestions everything and names its sources inviting the reader to challenge and investigate further its claims It isn t afraid to challenge some of the underlying assumptions that we in a modern society don t even think to uestion In other words it s a book for people who are fed up of being bludgeoned with contradictory information who want to do something to help but feel helpless and who don t want win a war against our changing environment but rather "participate in a new narrative of collaboration by understanding and accepting " in a new narrative of collaboration by understanding and accepting place in the bigger whole As you can see this is a massive undertaking for a 300 page book So how does the author o about presenting this Firstly he does it by defining the issues The central narrative is this book is simple and despite its name it s not really about climate Instead it s this the planet is dying The biostructures of life on Earth are breaking down and since they are all inter connected this doesn t bode well for the continued existence of life on our planet Climate and its rapid change is not the cause of this destruction but is in fact only one symptom What does this mean Here s an example climate change and subseuent droughts have been blamed for the large scale migrations north from Central America However there are strong arguments that climate change is the symptom not the cause of massive deforestation Guatemala lost 17% and Honduras 37% of their rainforests between 1990 2005 El Salvador has suffered 85%
deforestation since 1960s In fact climate change is a scapegoat which keeps humanity s attention focussed on only asince 1960s In fact climate change is a scapegoat which keeps humanity s attention focussed on only a aspects of the environmental catastrophe we face Rising lobal temperatures are also often cited as climate change but this too is a red herring in that the warming Unexpected Circumstances globe is also a symptom of the underlying problems not the cause Evidence suggest that the cause of much of these warmer temperatures is a combination of arowing number of urban heat islandscities coupled WITH MASSIVE DEFORESTATIONLACK OF VEGETATION WHICH massive deforestationlack of vegetation which vegetative transpiration and the cooling effect of cloud cover and incidentally also mucks up the high and low pressure fronts that drive weather systems and deposit temperate regular rainfall Moreover it is well to remember that without deforestation and subseuently less regular rainfall rising temperatures would not be a problem instead warmer climates would encourage forests to evolve into rain forests rather than the current deforested areas evolving into sterile desertsThe narrow parameters of climate change are further narrowed and defined by taking a few areas of concern and elevating them to prime importance One such is the burning of fossil fuels and rising carbon emissions Our current obsession with burning fossil fuels and CO2 emissions reduces the problem to one of calculation and problem solving how we can plant trees to act as carbon sinks as well as create new technologies to solve the problems of energy However this again covers up the underlying cause that of the wholesale destruct. To see the broader picture beyond our short sighted and incomplete approach The rivers forests and creatures of the natural and material world are sacred and valuable in their own right not simply for carbon credits or preventing the extinction of one species versus another After all when you ask someone why they first became an environmentalist they’re likely to point to the river they played in the ocean they visited the wild animals they observed or the trees they climbed when