2022 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #39


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A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page& during the past week: Sun, Sep 25, 2022& thru Sat,& Oct 1, 2022.&

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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