n this episode of Integral Justice Warrior we are joined by special guests Gail Hochachka and Rob McNamara to explore some of the critical strategies to climate change — some of which emphasize a total top-down transformation of our political and economic systems, and others that emphasize a more incremental and adaptive approach.
So what is the best choice here — adapt, or transform? To integral viewers who are very accustomed to “both/and” thinking, the answer probably won’t be too surprising.
But it’s one thing to say that we need to bring these two strategies together, and another to actually begin generating the will, the nerve, and the resources in all four quadrants in order to actually do so. It is going to take far more than the ability to habituate new behaviors in the Upper Right (bottom-up solutions) or to design new systems in the Lower-Right (top-down solutions). We also need to create deep and loving communities in the Lower-Left to help support and sustain our efforts, while also cultivating a more growth-oriented, anti-fragile mindset in the Upper-Left that, because it is more grounded in the timeless, is therefore more responsive to the ebbs and flows of time, more comfortable with chaos, and more tuned in to the opportunities on the other side of disruption.
All in all, this is a wonderful continuation of our ongoing IJW Climate Change series. Be sure to join us for our next episode, on the last Saturday of each month (see Integral Live for the full calendar!)
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About Diane Hamilton
Diane is a uniquely gifted, playful, and awake group facilitator, consultant and teacher of Integral Spirituality and Zen. She is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition, and has collaborated with the Integral Institute and Ken Wilber since 2004, developing the Integral Life Practice seminars and the Integral Spiritual Experience global events.
About Gail Hochachka
Gail has 20 years of experience bridging research and practice in sustainable development in Africa, Latin America and North America. Her enduring interest is on how to better understand and integrate the human dimensions of global environmental change, in approaches that are commensurate with the complexity of the issues today.
About Rob McNamara
Rob McNamara is author of The Elegant Self and Strength to Awaken. He is a leadership coach and human performance expert serving clients world wide. McNamara is the co-founder of DELTA Developmental, he is a partner at Ten Directions and is an Integral Zen Dharma Holder. McNamara’s coaching specializes in helping leaders resolve their persistent painful limitations to become more powerful, proficient and aligned with what matters most in life.
About Corey deVos
Corey W. deVos is the proverbial "man behind the curtain". He is Editor-in-Chief of Integral Life, as well as Managing Editor of KenWilber.com. He has worked for Integral Institute/Integal Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996.