The Climate Swerve

The Climate Swerve

Audiobook CD - 2017 | Unabridged.
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Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award–winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide. Now he shifts to climate change, which, Lifton writes, "presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind": the task of mobilizing our imaginative resources toward climate sanity. Thanks in part to the efforts of corporate-funded climate deniers and rejecters, all too many have numbed themselves to its reality. But climate change, originally seen as slow and incremental, has itself accelerated in ways that are increasingly threatening. Yet Lifton draws a message of hope from the Paris climate meeting of 2015 where representatives of virtually all nations joined in the recognition that we are a single species in deep trouble. This affirmation at Paris, Lifton suggests, is evidence of how we might call upon the human mind to translate a growing species awareness into action that will yet sustain out habitat and civilization.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio, 2017.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781541410909
Characteristics: 4 sound discs (257 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Sanda, Rudy
Contents: The ultimate absurdity
Hiroshima as pollution
Apocalyptic twins : nuclear and climate threats
Different mental struggles : nuclear and climate truths
Malignant normality
Witnessing professionals
Climate swerve 1 : from experience to ethics
Climate swerve 2 : awareness and adaptation.
Summary: Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award–winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide. Now he shifts to climate change, which, Lifton writes, "presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind": the task of mobilizing our imaginative resources toward climate sanity. Thanks in part to the efforts of corporate-funded climate deniers and rejecters, all too many have numbed themselves to its reality. But climate change, originally seen as slow and incremental, has itself accelerated in ways that are increasingly threatening. Yet Lifton draws a message of hope from the Paris climate meeting of 2015 where representatives of virtually all nations joined in the recognition that we are a single species in deep trouble. This affirmation at Paris, Lifton suggests, is evidence of how we might call upon the human mind to translate a growing species awareness into action that will yet sustain out habitat and civilization.

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