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Round Table Discussion Relating to Climate Change & Capitalism
Date Tuesday January 27
Time 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
Event Type Meeting
EmailHumanistHall [at]


with Florence Windfall

We invite each participant to share their own impressions of climate change or economic change whether it’s their own experience and ideas or those of someone they recommend we read. Participation is optional — people may come to this meeting without bringing material to discuss. Those who participate are welcome to read aloud from an author whose text they have on hand or walk us through their ideas in your own words — or just speak from experience. We ask that participants stick to climate or economic topics, broadly interpreted. What climate changes or economic changes have you observed or read about that you want to share? How are ecosystems of the Earth becoming unbalanced; how are institutions of our civilization becoming destabilized? What is your response to some or all of the damages these crises are causing, and/or what expert(s) do you rely on to tell us about it?

We will avoid speculation and fantasy and stick to what we perceive as reality. Let’s share what we think the climate or economic changes are and share our personal responses to these and/or our theoretical understanding of them. There are hundreds of other organizations and Meetups where discussions about green technologies or techno fixes for climate change, and about heightened consciousness and positive thinking for economic change, are indulged. But our group is Earth Awareness and we are Eco-Humanists. We stick to the facts and reality as we know them, even if we must mourn them. This does not mean that we miss out on the magnificence, beauty, and glory of the living Earth — these are its reality as well. The reality of the living Earth is wondrous and spectacular and life on Earth is mystery and delight aplenty.

Everyone will have ten minutes to make their point or express their feelings. Discussion will follow each participant’s presentation. The time allowed for discussion will be longer or shorter depending on how many participants there are. If you are not so familiar with current developments in climate change or climate change science, or in economic changes accompanying climate change, here are several articles for your reading pleasure!

Web of Debt
by Ellen Brown

The Methane Monster Roars
by Dahr Jamail

This Changes Everything
by Naomi Klein

Catastrophic Shocks in Complex Socio-Economic Systems — a Pandemic Perspective
by David Korowicz

The Finance Industry Is Gorging Itself on Your Future
— The Trend Lines Will Blow You Away
by Les Leopold

Oil and the Economy: Where are We Headed in 2015-16?
by Gail Tverberg

Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are expected.

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