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Beyond belief

“They loved each other beyond belief- She was a strumpet, he was a thief.” -Henrich Heine, “New Poems,” 1797-1856   The vocabulary of religion is not serving us well when it comes to battling – or even discussing – climate change. Recently a friend sent me a link to a video of Karen Armstrong accepting […]

Can thinking change climate change?

While we have a panoply of “action items” to keep us occupied, we have had little or no guidance in what to think about our grave situation. There has been a dearth of public discussion about how to incorporate the looming specter of global warming into our thinking; no attempt to contextualize it and make it fit in our lives. But it seems to me that how we think about global warming can determine how intelligently and effectively we deal with it.