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General News    H2'ed 9/23/17

Bill Moyers: Trump Can't Stop the World From Seeing Climate Change

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Bill Moyers interviews the renowned psychiatrist and historian, Robert Jay Lifton, who makes a case for hope for humanity's grasp of climate change. His work as a psychiatrist, historian and public intellectual forged his reputation as one of the world’s foremost thinkers. Climate change, he says, “presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind.” In The New York Times three years ago, he wrote that “Americans appear to be undergoing a significant psychological shift in our relation to global warming.” Borrowing a term from Harvard humanities professor Stephen Greenblatt to describe a major historical change in consciousness, he called this shift a climate “swerve.” Lifton plunged into studying the phenomenon further and has just published a new book, The Climate Swerve: Reflections of Mind, Hope, and Survival

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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