Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition

Hell and High Water Climate Change Hope and the Human Condition Climate change is the greatest challenge that the world has ever faced In this groundbreaking new book Alastair McIntosh summarises the science of what is happening to the planet both globally and us

  • Title: Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition
  • Author: Alastair McIntosh
  • ISBN: 9781841586229
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • Climate change is the greatest challenge that the world has ever faced In this groundbreaking new book, Alastair McIntosh summarises the science of what is happening to the planet both globally and using Scotland as a local case study He moves on, controversially, to suggest that politics alone is not enough to tackle the scale and depth of the problem At root is ourClimate change is the greatest challenge that the world has ever faced In this groundbreaking new book, Alastair McIntosh summarises the science of what is happening to the planet both globally and using Scotland as a local case study He moves on, controversially, to suggest that politics alone is not enough to tackle the scale and depth of the problem At root is our addictive consumer mentality Wants have replaced needs and consumption drives our very identity In a fascinating journey through early texts that speak to climate change including the ancient Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, Plato s myth of Atlantis, and Shakespeare s Macbeth McIntosh reveals the psychohistory of modern consumerism He shows how we have fallen prey to a numbing culture of violence and the motivational manipulation of marketing To start to resolve what has become of the human condition we must get real in facing up to despair and death Only then will we discover the spiritual meaning of these our troubled times Only then can magic, new meaning, and all that gives life, start to mend a broken world.

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    1. At one point in his magnificent new book Alistair McIntosh explains the distinction between optimism and hope: the former alleviates suffering by denying reality whereas the latter draws on inner resources which can coexist with pessimism. With the accumulating evidence on climate change, he points out, at time 'one cannot help but hear the thundering hooves and feel the hot breath of the apocalypse cantering by'. And it is for this reason, he points out, that he has 'been forced to abandon opti [...]

    2. If I had to briefly summarize: "Consumerism is the black hole where your soul used to be. The decaying state of the Earth is a reflection of our rotten human society. Solutions pending."I am not familiar with McIntosh as a writer, but he has lots of speculations: some are witty, some are thought-provoking, and many are non sequiters. Although any author would struggle to fully tackle a daunting topic like climate change, McIntosh's version is a bipolar long-form essay that progresses like a snow [...]

    3. GREEN AND WOOLY Alastair McIntosh rose to prominence with his thought provoking "Soil and Soul". In his latest offering, commissioned by an editor at Birlinn publishing, the aim was to stimulate debate, for an up and coming Scottish parliamentary election, in relation to Climate Change. It is a pity that McIntosh didn't stick to his brief."Hell and High Water" is a book of two parts. The first section is a concise summary of the effects of Climate Change that uses the IPCC's 2007 report as its b [...]

    4. Was forewarned about this book's discussion on spirituality, still I did not expect the extent of it. Part I is a quick summary of what we already know about the dangers and likely inevitability of climate change and its deleterious effects on human society. Part II takes a very unconventional turn into the history of how the West had turned away from the 'inner life' towards only what is quantifiable ie Science and the Enlightenment since the 17th Century. The author argues that the ancients (S [...]

    5. It takes quite a bit of effort to salvage something useful out from underneath the mystic jibberish that pervades McIntosh's proposed "solutions" to the crisis in climate. That said, the direction of his book is well-taken, if articulated in way wholly unpalatable to me.

    6. Refreshing spiritual perspective on how society must change to tackle climate change. Actually got to meet the author, intense character and presence.

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