Nov. 29, 2021

Ep. 2: Ditching Denialism

Ep. 2: Ditching Denialism

The powerful ‘inhuman’ forces in global heating can be overwhelming, but there are also powerful human forces that can be addressed. In this episode we examine the socio-political influences that support climate denialism and consider how risk itself is understood. This goes far beyond the ‘extremist’ fringe of climate change denialism, to the mainstream: those who accept the science but continue to deny that there is sufficient time or political will to avert runaway climate change. We follow the recent history that led to the current ‘normality’ of Western liberal democracies – the way many of us live, and what we believe – and how global climate institutions can be reformed.