Current & Evergreen Discussions
Joanna Macy on The Great Turning
This discussion with Joanna Macy is part of the Into Eden project, a feature film by Tree Media and supported by Kalieopia Foundation. Into Eden has long been in production, and with the launch of N2K, we felt that some of the material should be released given its eternal quality. This excerpt is with Joanna Macy Ph.D, is from 2011. Macy is an author & teacher, is a scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking and deep ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with learnings from six decades of activism.
Northern Ireland, in Facing a Gold Mine, Reimagines Community with James Orr, Friends of the Earth, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is targeted by a Canadian mining firm that is planning the largest gold mine in Europe. The mine is located in the green Sperrin Mountains, a place where Irish was last spoken. The threat of a mine and the poisoning of the waters that such a mine can bring, has galvanized this community beyond just a protest movement, as James Orr describes, it is helping people look to their roles as protectors and stewards of the land as well as participants in our wider human community. From a discussion with Leila Conners, the first in a series on this mine and the people it is impacting.
Regarding Nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles ( ICBMs )
Matt Korda, Research Associate, of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) discusses the new nuclear arms initiative in the United States called the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, or GBSD. He also discusses the utility of ICBMs ( intercontinental ballistic missiles) and why we should denuclearize.
Evolution of the Rights of Nature Laws with Mari Margil of CDER
Mari Margil, of the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights (CDER), discusses how the rights of natures has evolved, from the first law implemented in 2008 to laws implemented in constitutions and state frameworks covering updates from Ecuador, Switzerland, India and the United States. She also reveals what it means to be "rights bearing" and how "legal naturehood" is probably a better framework.
Climate Disruption Update with Dr. Michael Mann
In this climate update, Dr. Michael Mann cautions us on geoengineering and brings us up to speed on the new, subtle forms of climate denial that are blocking a speedier transition to renewable energy. Climate disruption is upon us, but there is still much we can do to reverse it.