„Death is quite harmless“
„Der Tod ist ganz ungefährlich“
Book title by Wilfried Reuter
Abrupt Climate Change!
While I am recording this episode in July 2018 everywhere on the globe we are witnessing extreme weather events. For months it is really hot and dry in Germany.
(Photo by Aron on Unsplash)
This is too big for you?
You don’t know how to handle it?
I thought I’d look at extinction through the lens of hospice. They know about dying. And then you scale it to a planetary dimension: a planetary hospice. I planned a series of interviews about how to prep for extinction.
I knew, that Midge and David are involved in hospice work. So I have asked them to have an interview. They both agreed, but they preferred to answer in written form. The results are two great, personal, wise and touching letters. After reading their thoughts on hospice and extinction, I have to admit that it doesn’t work that way with the planetary hospice.
On a dog walk again. Akela has an injured paw. I am walking and talking about the schizophrenic summer 2018 in Germany. It seems that everybody likes it to go out sit and drink a coffee or eat an ice cream. Only the farmers begin to talk about an emergency situation.
How do you like my new podcast format, just walking and talking?
Still my purpose is this:
I want to support people, who are brave to face the collapse of our biosphere, to be aware how precious life is and not to be alone.
So I have accepted the challenge to talk English in a free and I hope more fluent way. And I didn’t edit the recording. So you’ll hear all my “hms” and “ähs”. But I guess that disturbs me more than you.
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.