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Mar 28, 2023·edited Mar 28, 2023Liked by Rachel Donald

Dear Rachel, the pleasure was all mine (or ours). Keep up the good work! To all the poor souls who did not have the pleasure of attending the event: the video is good, but the live lecture was mesmerizing.

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It was such a treat to spend those days with you—I hope to be back soon!

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Rachel Donald

Really clever the way you brought all the threads together, and the inter dispersed poetry/prose added meaning to the facts. Bravo!

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Thanks so much, Tim!!

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Mar 29, 2023Liked by Rachel Donald

Agreed, elegantly done. Thanks for your inclusion of artistry in general, Rachel. Most of us just want to be full-time artists, anyway, no?

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We do! Check out my new community art project, wewillbearwitness.org

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Rachel Donald

Fabulous presentation Rachel, engaging, interesting and as Tim mentions, lovely work pulling all the threads together!

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I so appreciate your kind words, Peter!

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Apr 16, 2023Liked by Rachel Donald

Thanks Rachel, both for Planet Critical and this talk, which is a powerful synthesis of your conversations and reflections on the show. I regularly recommend Planet Critical to my students and activist friends (alongside Nate Hagens' Great Simplification) as one of the best stopping points for excellent, well-informed interviews on the ecological crisis. Please keep up the vital and high quality work, it is very much appreciated.

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Thank you so much, Paul. Your words and support mean a great deal!

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Thank you for the mighty work you are doing Rachel! (Sorry, can’t subscribe but only now had the chance to comment and send my thanks!)

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Thank you, Leon!

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Amazing. Thanks, Rachel!... the more I watch PC interviews, attracted initially by sharp stretch and analysis of techy details, the more I see how paradigm shifts are utterly essential to our extrication/transformation from this "outdated" way of being. My latest org proposition is below, with the fourth and third to last items along your wiggles of thought. Dare I say you point to a Yin approach. I think this is completely appropriate. Patriarchal power patterns are perpetuating pain. I believe that on average, men are too selfish and prideful to collaborate and act for the common good. Thus, women can make decisions. It's not that we must be emasculated. Men will do grunt work, creative work, and even lead, but I believe women should have the final say. And thus, reaching for traditions and thought that embrace the unknown space between things, between us, the idea that you tantalized us with in this lecture, that reaching becomes far more palatable and possible. Thanks for your vision! I'm gonna go and carpe some deim. :-)

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Mar 31, 2023·edited Mar 31, 2023

Don't Look Up director, Adam McKay has a daughter and cares a great deal about the climate emergency and intended the film as an allegory to teach a lesson but many people mistake it for political satire. Did you do this too? At the end of the Netflix Original film, "Breaking Boundaries: The Science Of Our Planet", Johan Rockström suggested that "we all have to work together to change our (unhealthy) ways within the time frame left, as if a planet killing comet were heading towards earth and we had six months to stop it." I'd like to platform Adam so you could ask him to make another film to tell the story of how neoliberal ideology is killing us all (hint: this is the theme of his next film, but it will likely go over everyone's heads also, unfortunately). Have you watched McKay's earlier film, The Big Short? It demonstrates his skill at telling complex stories in cohesive ways. Just saying... otherwise, thanks for a wonderful talk so full of wisdom.

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