Tim Weiskel 30 August 2018
[An excerpt from the final lecture in a series on “Climate Change and Transition Studies” offered to a group of Chinese students known as the “Young Scholars’ Online Learning Initiative” organized by IvyMind Consulting, LLC.]
A related course on “European Colonial Expansion & Its Aftermath: The Historical, Ecological and Cultural Consequence of 1492” contains the historical background to the kinds of transitions that are now needed for human survival.
Program episodes related to both of these courses can be found at: “Conversations in Transition Studies.” In particular, see:
- Making extinction “more efficient….”
- VOX – Voices from Oxford – Tim Weiskel
- The Troublesome Legacy of Columbus: Look Out ! What Are We Celebrating?
- Drawing the Wrong Conclusions – An Anthropologist Looks at History: Cultural Mistakes Since 1492 – The “Frontier” Metaphor & the Myth of Endless Growth