Indigenous warnings on climate change go back a long way
Since global warming is a fact and in one way or another an imminent threat to the well-being of every living thing known to mankind (including us), I think our increased ability to perceive it represents progress. The positivist method is not the only way to produce knowledge, and though “science” gets a lot of credit for sounding the alarm on climate change, it has been comparatively slow on the uptake. If we pay any attention at all, we can see and feel and hear that nature’s cycles are broken, and some peoples have understood for centuries that a society built on extraction and accumulation would burn the whole planet alive. Western science has a lot of nerve showing up just as we’re on the precipice of a biospheric death spiral to brandish some graphs and offer to block out the sun just a little.
Posted on March 6, 2019, in AMERICAN INDIAN, MINISTRY OF ENLIGHTENMENT and tagged American Indian, Anthropocene, Choctaw, climate change, deep ecology, global warming, Green Deal, indigenous. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Indigenous warnings on climate change go back a long way.