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For almost a year, I have been in an intensive climate change book group. Maybe a “study group” is a better word for it. We read a book a week, about climate change, social movements, denial, US politics, and so forth, and shared notes and discussion. It has been an enriching and enlightening experience for all participants, and the cornerstone of my climate change education. Thinking about these issues, together, fosters a sense of hope and fellowship. It also builds a repertoire of shared understanding that aid communication and collaboration.
Maybe a similar model could work for this blog? I would like to try. I am going to now read Gus Speth’s “The Bridge at the End of the World.” It looks fantastic, with important content and accessible writing. I will read it over the course of 2 weeks. I invite all blog readers to join me in reading and discussing this book. Or, if you have already read it, look over it again to remind yourself. My hope is that sharing an intellectual focus and educational process will aid and bolster our collaborations.
Everyone, let me know what you think of this idea, and if you will join me in reading this or future books!
** Thank you to Lennart for calling my attention to Gus Speth by posting this outstanding article.