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Facing up to Climate Reality, Honesty, Disaster and Hope

Facing up to Climate Reality, Honesty, Disaster and Hope

Facing up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope

Jonathan Essex of Green House Think Tank will be giving a talk on a new book called Facing up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope. Hosted by Hastings Green Party, the talk is open to all. Tuesday 26 November at the Pig’s Palace, 37 White Rock, Hastings 7 – 9.00 pm. Julia Hilton writes.

We are delighted that Jonathan Essex, one of the contributors to a new book by Green House Thinktank, will be coming to Hastings to talk about how transformative adaptation might enable us to confront escalating climate chaos while not giving up hope.

“This important new collection brings the trademark radicalism of Green House to the climate crisis. The authors set out an array of bold and hopeful ideas, consider how facing up to climate disasters can kindle new green shoots of community, and explore the psychology of climate communication. The book both pursues climate honesty rigorously and offers hope for the future.”
— Caroline Lucas MP.

Facing up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope was published earlier in 2019 by the Green House Think Tank. This talk will explore some of the major challenges we must meet if we are serious about facing up to climate reality – honesty about the true scale of climate disasters, how we respond to this emotionally with a radical hope, the need for rapid decarbonisation across society, and for a new industrial strategy that can enable transition to a post-growth economy.

Jonathan Essex is a member of the Green House think tank and a Green County Councillor in Surrey. Jonathan will draw on the collective works in the Facing up to Climate Reality book and his work on researching, campaigning and calling for sufficient change to address the climate emergency.

Books will available for sale – at a discounted price of £10 – at the event.

Posted 19:20 Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 In: Literature

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  1. Ms.Doubtfire

    This raises an issue right here in this town:
    Is this council aware of how important trees are when we discus climate change and all the other terrible issues affecting our planet? Clearly not.
    Why have they given consent for a majestic healthy ancient oak to be crowned by 14 feet simply because it is casting shade on someones back garden This treeis within the ancient woodland of Robsack Wood and to crown this tree will affect the health of the many other trees alongside.
    If people do not like shade or falling leaves, why buy a property which borders ancient woodland…and why does this council so readily agree to neighbours protest about shade and falling leaves?
    This is making a mockery of everyone’s efforts to protect our trees, ancient woodlands and wildlife…Surely further investigation is required into how the aboricultural officers in the council feel it is OK to lop these ancient trees?
    Just have a look at planning application HS/TP/19/00764 and see with what ease this request was granted. And how many more residents will ask for our ancient oaks to be vandalised because they don’t like the shade?

    Comment by Ms.Doubtfire — Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 @ 10:23

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