The Arctic Sea Ice Volume is 2017 at it’s ever recorded low. Maybe this sounds somehow special, but what‘s going on in the Arctic now has huge consequences for the climate of the planet. In this episode I have an interview with Torstein Viddal from Norway, now living on Greenland. He is a novelist, has a master in information science and is an eco activist since decades. Torstein is following data of ice extent and volume in the Arctic very closely. Now in 2017 he has observed the lowest ice volume of millions of years. Prof. Peter Wadhams gives us an introduction, why the Arctic sea ice is so important.
This interview with Jürgen Hornschuh about living with animals should have been part of the 19th episode “worldwide connected - Burden on other Species”, but we haven’t been able to connect technically. So we recorded it afterwards. I am sure it is worth an extra episode. Jürgen is born in Germany and living in India in the town and ecological and spiritual community Auroville. He is working as a farmer and a librarian. He talks about the language he is using to enter a relationship with animals. The Indian attitude towards animals is affected by karma. Jürgen says, they “surrender in the necessity of pain”.
co-hosted episode with Kevin from New Zealand and Wolfgang from Germany
This episode we want to dedicate to the animals and the burden inflicted on the other species by us, Homo sapiens. In times of abrupt climate change or ongoing anthropogenic climate disruption, there is no doubt, we are in the sixth mass extinction event. Billions of animals are dying and suffering. And 200 species (of animals and plants) are going extinct every day.
These days climate disruption leads to an exponential occurrence of disasters. Hence, I am talking with the American disaster manager Nick from ReliefAnalysis. I talk with him about different phases of disaster management, about exponential extreme weather events and about a hospice situation.
In this seventeenth episode of Faster Than Expected I ask myself the question, if there can be holidays of doom, of climate disruption and the dire consequences. At the end I will guide a short meditation to find an inner room of silence and peace.
My guest in this 16th episode is Jürgen Hornschuh. We are talking about living and dying in times of abrupt climate change from the perspective of India.