Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society: The Wisdom of Frans de Waal

There is a popular belief about Nature that we live in a dog-eat-world of brutish survival of the fittest. If such a pessimistic world view ever makes you depressed, primate psychologist Frans de Waal offers an optimistic counterpoint. He found striking evidence that animals other than humans have empathy and a sense of fair play, … Continue reading Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society: The Wisdom of Frans de Waal

Overshooting and Drawing Down

Overshooting and Drawing Down” looks at the present, past and future of society and climate change, finding us situated in a moment of moral and practical choice. We are poised between opposing exponential trends: the “overshoot” of environmental pollution and degradation, and the “draw down” of carbon emissions with the ongoing revolutionary transformation of our … Continue reading Overshooting and Drawing Down