Islands of Sanity

Healing Climate Trauma: Beyond Climate Change Toward Truth And Reconciliation With Zhiwa Woodbury

April 16, 2018

Climate "change" doesn't begin to address the existential and moral crisis humans are experiencing. All living beings are traumatized by climate catastrophe. Instead of talking about climate "change" which is a form of climate denial, we need to talk about climate trauma and work intra-psychically--emotionally and spiritually, on healing its effects. In addition, we need to learn from Truth and Reconcilliation movements how to employ Truth and Reconcilliation in healing our climate trauma and developing Earth intimacy. Ecosystems will sort out the carnage, and we may be part of it, but climate trauma is offering us an opportunity for coming to feel and understand, at at last, what it means to be human.