Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy

“Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy” – Vice interviewed Jem Bendall about his allegedly “depressing” paper. If you read the whole article, it emerges that some people have actually found it empowering.

The paper is intended to be an “ethical and philosophical framework”. You will note that the word “map” appears in the title, which is a clue to the content.

While the factual content about the environment is disturbing, there are better strategies than collective denial when we are confronted with existential risks.

“The longer we refuse to talk about climate change as already here and screwing with our way of life – because we don’t want to think like that, because it’s too frightening or will somehow demotivate people – the less time we have to reduce harm”

Download the original paper here and please try not to be frightened or demotivated – these are not useful responses.