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Has the endlessly gloomy climate news got you hiding under your covers with a case of overwhelm? Join Christine and Rose for soul-based conversations about climate change that explore the idea that climate change is happening for us as much as it is happening to us. If you are ready to shift your focus and secure the future for our kids and grandkids this is the podcast for you.

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July 26, 2021 9 min

"So began the Monks Wood Wilderness experiment, which is now 60 years old. A rewilding study before the term existed, it shows how allowing land to naturally regenerate can expand native woodland and help tackle climate change and biodiversity loss."

This week's Best in Climate article discusses the benefits of doing nothing to reclaim wilderness except leaving the land alone to naturally regenerate.

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"There’s really no escaping fear, you can’t pretend it doesn’t exist. So how do we live with that fear? How do we process it?"

In this Best in Climate episode, Christine shares the advice of the Be Here Now Network's teachers on ways to respond to the chaos of the current situation, politically and otherwise, with love, compassion, and equanimity.

This article was written by Noah Markus on behalf of Love Serve Remember ...

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"Climate change is a global problem with local impacts.

This summer I and my neighbours, along with the people of Lytton, and countless others across Turtle Island are feeling the consequences of our collective reckless disregard of the climate consequences of burning fossil fuels. This summer the wheel of karma is turning to expose the devastating effects of our culture’s worship of profit over anything else, including life it...

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"I’ve been a 'climate change warrior' for over ten years. It’s been like climbing uphill over loose gravel—for every step forward, we slid back two.

The slow progress hasn’t been for lack of solutions.

The slow progress has been for lack of relationship."

In today's Best in Climate episode, published just after the July 4th celebrations in the United States, Davia Rivka shares the experience of sitting down to t...

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Recorded after the historic cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline project, Rose and Christine discuss whether activism is making a difference in creating the change we need in a time of climate crisis.

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"The solution is clear: fossil fuels must be kept in the ground. Leaders, not industry, hold the power and have the moral responsibility to take bold actions to address this crisis."

In this Best in Climate episode, Christine reads the letter recently signed by the Dalai Lama and 100 other Nobel Laureates urging world leaders to cooperate and stop the expansion of fossil fuels globally.

Read more at https://fossilfueltre...

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As we watch climate change take hold, we are already seeing widespread natural disasters, tremendous biodiversity loss and the immigration of climate refugees. It seems that humanity is failing abysmally in our responsibility as stewards of our beautiful Planet Earth.  More than a mere scientific, economic or political debate, the climate crisis may be moral dilemma of our time. 

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 The Climate change and biodiversity loss crises are irrevocably intertwined.  Their solutions must be as well.

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There is no going back. Now that we have recognized our interconnectedness, how do we move forward to a more balanced, equitable world?  The answer may lie in the Haudenosaunee Seventh Generation Principle.

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If rich countries want a livable planet for themselves, they'll have to pay what they promised. This weekend’s summit will show whether they will.

This story originally appeared in The Nation and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.

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Lawns cover 50 million acres of land in the USA. A full 2% of our land mass. And they feed no one.

We spend $30 Billion yearly to maintain them.

Imagine if we put those resources to better use.

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The Haudenosaunee Confederacy, comprised of the Mohawks, Oneida, Cayuga, Onandaga and Seneca Peoples, offer their Thanksgiving Address as a central prayer to the Natural World, thanking each life-sustaining force for the abundance it brings to all our lives.  This address speaks aloud mutual respect, conservation, love, generosity, and the responsibility to understand that what is done to one part of the Web of Life, we do to ourse...

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Carbon Capture and Sequestration is our best hope for solving the climate crisis. Richard Matthews, author of The Green Market Oracle, gives us a fundamental lesson in this existing, viable and cost effective technology.  

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" 'Inner social action' is necessary in order to make our outer actions productive."

In this article published before his death in 2019, spiritual guru Ram Dass addresses the fine line those of us who care deeply about social justice and the health and sustainability of the planet find ourselves walking these days; we need to pay attention to the material world while maintaining a healthy inner balance. This article...

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"How, in our modern world, can we find our way to understand the earth as a gift again, to make our relations with the world sacred again? I know we cannot all become hunter-gatherers--but even in a market economy, can we behave 'as if' the living world were a gift?"

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a plant ecologist, writer, and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syr...

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The opening chapter from Robin Wall Kimmerer's Braiding Sweetgrass recounts the Indigenous story of Creation, Skywoman Falling, and asks if humanity can learn from its elders.

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Today's youth have inherited a planet already experiencing the devastation of global warming. What would they like their elders to understand about this crisis? Ten Youth Climate Activists weigh in.

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Richard Matthews, author of The Green Market Oracle, details the turn around the Biden administration has made in its first 100 days to address the impending climate crisis.

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At the age of fifteen, Jens Peterson began his climate change journey, authoring What We Leave: A Caretaker's Guide to an Ill Planet.  Now nineteen, Jens offers a blueprint for each of us to become environmental advocates.

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The closing chapter from Jens Peterson's What We Leave: A Caretaker's Guide to an Ill Planet envisions the catastrophe to our world If We Do Nothing.

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