March 6: Re-emergence/emergency walk – Extinction, Ecology and Existence

See full February-May 2019 program for the walks here: Re-emergence/emergency walks spring 2019

March 6 kl. 13.00-15.15: Extinction, Ecology and Existence – on Climate Change and Biodiversity

With Aaron Ellison, Senior Research Fellow in Ecology at, and Deputy Director of, the Harvard Forest.

When: Wednesday March 6 at 13.00-15.15 [kl. 13.00 sharp – fika kl. 15.15 at CEMUS]

Where: Starting outside of CEMUS Library, Villavägen 16

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Questions and framing
Humans, animals big and small are now living through the sixth mass extinction event, the collapse of nature, climate breakdown, a industrial civilization geological scale event happening in a human time frame of a few generations. How can we individually-collectively defend, protect nature in a world where industrial activities and human built structures spread out over the surface? How can feelings of loss, defeat, hopelessness be transformed into meaningful, real-world actions that reverse current trends? How can we as co-learners, educators, researchers discuss these issues in a way that is both honest and empowering?


The walk will start outside of CEMUS, Villavägen 16 at 13.00 (be there a couple of minutes before KL. 13). We will walk to Stadsskogen, then along the winding paths in Stadsskogen to Valltjärn where we will light a fire. Bring your own fika (thermos of coffee or tea and/or some food to share). And remember to wear warm clothes and warm shoes.


Background-video/presentation and starting points

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. … Most of us are about as eager to change as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.

– James Baldwin