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Brainstorming on Climate Change: The mainstream has failed. We need to hear from outliers - those missing from the decision making table.
Can we afford to waste time on ideas that come from those who still look through the lens of mainstream neo-liberal capitalism?
Hi Everyone. I’m looking for your ideas. I’m working on my next article/essay and I want to bring you into the process. Your ideas are a valuable part of this growing community. I usually reserve brainstorming events for paying subscribers but due to the richness of these conversations, I’ve decided to extend this feature to everyone until the New Year.
The topic I’m exploring is:
Where should we look for ideas on how to address our climate emergency? Can we afford to waste time on ideas that come from those who still look through the lens of mainstream neo-liberal capitalism OR do we need to look to the outliers? Those who aren’t getting a seat at the decision making table.
Consider this analogy…
Imagine the human brain as a tree. Ideas are flowing in all directions, like branches getting smaller and smaller, and ending with the tiny veins in individual leaves that leave no corner untouched. That’s the kind of brainpower that humans have access to but we don’t seem to be using it.
It’s as if the tentacles of our vast creativity has been chopped off - just like a tree where most of the branches have been removed.
Now visualize this:
We’re in a canoe - leaving our toxic system behind. The shoreline is about to disappear and there’s no land visible on the horizon. We see a massive storm coming to engulf what we’ve left behind - a storm that will bring pain and suffering to all life on the planet, on a scale that is difficult if not impossible to even fathom.
Do we go forward into the unknown or back to what we know? Back to where a few ignorant, sociopathic and greedy people have used their wealth and power to hijack the levers of regulatory power. Back to where the mainstream thinking that brought us to this point - is still firmly in charge.
It’s time to hear from the outliers - those whose creativity hasn’t been shaved down like a tree without branches. We desperately need to hear ideas from minds that haven’t been gripped by the old system.
Do you agree?
Can we count on the mainstream any longer or is it just a deadly distraction?
And perhaps most importantly…how do we wrestle power away from those who control the levers of regulatory change - the corporate elite and billionaires?
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