Truthout just published a good story titled ‘Let’s Accept Climate Science — And Also Reimagine Our Relationship to the Earth‘. One thing the makes this article unique is its recognition that our relationship to climate change is not only a scientific one — in fact, for most of us, the science is not as important as other aspects.
Science is critical in our understanding of climate, but it doesn’t have to be the only way. The human experience isn’t just scientific; it is spiritual, artistic, literary, musical, and social, so why limit our discourse on this environmental crisis to just science? By integrating different perspectives and approaches to how we understand climate change, we open up the opportunity to see the problem differently and hopefully consider other solutions.— Kwolanne Felix, TRUTHOUT
This is the reason we made a shift in our Sustainable Lehigh Valley publication back in 2020: to provide more thought provoking expression about the climate emergency and other aspects of sustainability. You can find the essays and art here on this website, and all issues are also available in PDF format.
The author also makes clear that we could learn a lot from the diverse beliefs and practices of Indigenous people and their relationships with Earth and all living things.
In addition to the story noted above, I suggest ‘Restoring Our Waters Is Restoring Ourselves’, by JoRee LaFrance’ / Iichiinmáatchileesh (Fortunate with Horses) — published by Environmental Health News. (The online version has several photos by the author!)