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Future Ecologies
Scales of Change
The climate crisis is the defining challenge of our lifetimes. Its scale defies comprehension, and conceals its true nature – not as one gigantic issue, but as many. Even those of us who accept the science and urgency of the climate crisis can struggle to act on our own knowledge and values. No matter who we are, our minds are subject to the Dragons of Climate Inaction: 36 different species of rationalizations – stories we tell ourselves consciously and subconsciously, shaping all of our decisions.In this series we explore the psychology of climate inaction, and prove that another story is...
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4.9 stars from 34 ratings
Excited to find this!
I am a huge fan and enthralled listener to Future Ecologies so am excited to dive into this series and learn about my own dragons and how I can conquer them!
virginia pearl via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 04/29/21
Loved this series!
It’s so puzzling: Most people know the climate crisis is real, but we’re all having such a hard time to act and change our ways. Why is that? In this series, Adam and Mendel introduce Robert Gifford’s great concept of the dragons of climate inaction. I love how this funny comparison makes the...Read full review »
ACuttlefish via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 04/03/21
Favorite podcast!
You have to listen to this podcast from the beginning to truly appreciate its beauty, but I promise it’ll be worth it if you so!
ToriAKline via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/21
Recent Episodes
Scales of Change is a podcast mini-series, and a field guide to the "Dragons of Climate Inaction". The Dragons are 36 different species of rationalizations – stories we tell ourselves (consciously and subconsciously) that shape all of our decisions. With the help of each of our guests, we’ll...
Published 04/21/21
This is our final chapter, and our last genus of Dragon: Immobilis – the dragons of Limited Behaviour. This genus contains only two species: Immobilis signum, or the Dragon of Tokenism, and Immobilis jevonsii, or the Rebound Effect. They are among the most pernicious dragons, especially for...
Published 07/08/20
In our sixth genus, we dive deep into the Dragons of Sunk Cost – the investments that work against our climate interests. Some of these may simply be financial, but they may also be emotional: our goals and aspirations, our patterns of behaviour, and our attachments to the places around...
Published 07/01/20
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