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Book cover with a black background and an ignited match with the title text "An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity" printed on it.

BRIT Reads Book Club: An Inconvenient Apocalypse with authors Wes Jackson & Bob Jensen (hybrid)

Note: this event will be offered in person and online.   Join the book club meeting in person at the Oak Conference Room in the BRIT building or over Zoom!

This book club session will be facilitated by Wes Jackson and Bob Jensen, the authors of An Inconvenient Apocalypse.

Confronting harsh ecological realities and the multiple cascading crises facing our world today, An Inconvenient Apocalypse argues that humanity’s future will be defined not by expansion but by contraction.

For decades, our world has understood that we are on the brink of an apocalypse—and yet the only implemented solutions have been small and convenient, feel-good initiatives that avoid unpleasant truths about the root causes of our impending disaster. Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen argue that we must reconsider the origins of the consumption crisis and the challenges we face in creating a survivable future. Longstanding assumptions about economic growth and technological progress—the dream of a future of endless bounty—are no longer tenable. The climate crisis has already progressed beyond simple or nondisruptive solutions. The end result will be apocalyptic; the only question now is how bad it will be.

Jackson and Jensen examine how geographic determinism shaped our past and led to today’s social injustice, consumerist culture, and high-energy/high-technology dystopias. The solution requires addressing today’s systemic failures and confronting human nature by recognizing the limits of our ability to predict how those failures will play out over time. Though these massive challenges can feel overwhelming, Jackson and Jensen weave a secular reading of theological concepts—the prophetic, the apocalyptic, a saving remnant, and grace—to chart a collective, realistic path for humanity not only to survive our apocalypse but also to emerge on the other side with a renewed appreciation of the larger living world.


Zoom meeting details:

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Meeting ID: 852 3784 1693
Passcode: 346418

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About BRIT Reads

If you love to read and you’re passionate about botany, natural history, sustainability, and other similar topics, then join us for the BRIT Reads Book Club. This informal group meets from noon – 1 pm in the Oak Conference Room at BRIT.  Bring your lunch and a friend and tell us what you thought about the book of the month. More details at fwbg.org/book-club.

Date

Feb 12 2024
Expired!

Time

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BRIT Reads Book Club: An Inconvenient Apocalypse with authors Wes Jackson & Bob Jensen (hybrid)

Date

Feb 12 2024
Expired!

Time

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Note: this event will be offered in person and online.   Join the book club meeting in person at the Oak Conference Room in the BRIT building or over Zoom!

This book club session will be facilitated by Wes Jackson and Bob Jensen, the authors of An Inconvenient Apocalypse.

Confronting harsh ecological realities and the multiple cascading crises facing our world today, An Inconvenient Apocalypse argues that humanity’s future will be defined not by expansion but by contraction.

For decades, our world has understood that we are on the brink of an apocalypse—and yet the only implemented solutions have been small and convenient, feel-good initiatives that avoid unpleasant truths about the root causes of our impending disaster. Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen argue that we must reconsider the origins of the consumption crisis and the challenges we face in creating a survivable future. Longstanding assumptions about economic growth and technological progress—the dream of a future of endless bounty—are no longer tenable. The climate crisis has already progressed beyond simple or nondisruptive solutions. The end result will be apocalyptic; the only question now is how bad it will be.

Jackson and Jensen examine how geographic determinism shaped our past and led to today’s social injustice, consumerist culture, and high-energy/high-technology dystopias. The solution requires addressing today’s systemic failures and confronting human nature by recognizing the limits of our ability to predict how those failures will play out over time. Though these massive challenges can feel overwhelming, Jackson and Jensen weave a secular reading of theological concepts—the prophetic, the apocalyptic, a saving remnant, and grace—to chart a collective, realistic path for humanity not only to survive our apocalypse but also to emerge on the other side with a renewed appreciation of the larger living world.


Zoom meeting details:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85237841693?pwd=T0FoGRHXIgG7MzsQic6KxlihRM5IAZ.1

Meeting ID: 852 3784 1693
Passcode: 346418

Dial by your location
• +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
• +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
• +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
• +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
• +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
• +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kc0Y3mFcqa


About BRIT Reads

If you love to read and you’re passionate about botany, natural history, sustainability, and other similar topics, then join us for the BRIT Reads Book Club. This informal group meets from noon – 1 pm in the Oak Conference Room at BRIT.  Bring your lunch and a friend and tell us what you thought about the book of the month. More details at fwbg.org/book-club.