I saw this today and am passing it along – this is a depressing explanation for climate change – we’re in a human death spiral. Did you know that? Ants do it – ant death spirals are a natural phenomenon and if you step back and look at how humanity is handling climate change, some depressing and disturbing similarities emerge. Apologies in advance for the NSFW language, but he makes a decent point and it’s worth being aware of. Take a look:
Sociologists compare these ‘death spirals’ to other forms of human behavior. Information cascade occurs when a person makes a decision based solely on the decisions of other people, while ignoring their own personal knowledge to the contrary. We’re all sitting here, individually aware of the danger of climate change – yet because we’re living in a society that discourages self-actualized, non-capitalized change – most of us feel change is either impossible or unnecessary.
Well, that’s how ants view their situation, too! And as the video points out, we (humans) have the capacity to change if we want to. We can stop, look around, and make different choices. The fact that some choose not to do that isn’t a justification for us to do the same. We’re individuals, we’re responsible for our behavior!
It’s just a thought – hope you all have a wonderful, meaningful, and productive week.