Episode 118. Are We on the Brink of Real Change? An interview with Bob Koehler
Christine and Rose interview Bob Koehler, self described peace journalist, to discuss how the current chaos may be just the thing we need to spring us forward into action.
Robert Koehler, author of Courage Grows Strong At the Wound, makes the case that it’s time for ecological realism to replace the outdated “political realism” that currently dominates geopolitics.
Recurring Segments Include:
- Good news stories
- One action tip to for you to create change
- A weekly sanity tip to keep you calm(er) in the face of climate overwhelm
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Quote: The global environmental crisis, encompassing runaway climate change, collapsing biodiversity and the slow death of the world’s oceans, has exposed the limitations of traditional political realism as a guide to statecraft in the 21st century. The time has come for the nations of the world to embrace a new approach to world politics that treats the preservation of the biosphere as a core national interest and a central objective of national security policy. Call this new mindset ecological realism.
Good News: Less than a week til the US will have an administration that acknowledges Climate Change is an existential threat, beginning with a return to the Paris Agreement with a new climate czar and a push to a green economy and jobs.
Sanity Tip: Remember that we are evolving. The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice ~MLK, Jr. We may not always see the progress, but its happening, even if it seems incremental.