The following are some of the films and audios of Jem Bendell and/or others talking about aspects of Deep Adaptation to impending societal breakdowns due to climate disruption. It is not the happiest of topics and yet these recordings can be empowering if one has been struggling with difficult emotions arising from the latest environmental and humanitarian news.
BBC Radio 4, Costing the Earth, half hour documentary with Jem Bendell and others discussing the new phenomenon of eco-anxiety. (July 2019)
Interview with Toni Spencer about the emotional and spiritual implications: Deep Adaptation, Leaning into Liberation & Climate Change with Toni Spencer. (May 2019)
Radio 5 Live interview about the spreading concern about social implications of the climate emergency, (only 6 mins) with Alex Lockwood & Naresh Giangrande. (May 2019)
Interview about the emotional and psychological implications of our predicament with Jem Bendell by Amisha Ghadiali, for the Future is Beautiful podcast: Acceptance and evolution in the face of global meltdoown. (December 2018)
Interview with Jem Bendell by Dean Spillane Walker about the personal challenge of having these conversations in personal and professional life: What does it mean to engage in Deep Adaptation. (February 2019)
Interview with Jem Bendell, for a US radio show, on the activist implications of our climate predicament: This is Hell. (April 2019)
Interview on the potential spiritual implications of our predicament, with Jem Bendell by Daniel Thorson for the Emerge podcast: The Meaning and Joy of Inevitable Social Collapse. (March 2019)
Videos (talks and interviews)
First public lecture by Prof Jem Bendell on Deep Adaptation in Bristol, UK with Toni Spencer, presenting the general arguments. (December 2018)
Speech at Preston New Road anti-fracking protest, by Jem Bendell, focusing on the need for extending the rebellion into our working lives, and including adaptation within it: Come clean or step down. (April 2019)
Speech to launch the International Rebellion of Extinction Rebellion, in Oxford Circus, by Jem Bendell. The shorter version, showing protests as well and the full version: Mother earth says #metoo. (April 2019)
Speech at the UN about the climate emergency, by Prof Jem Bendell. (October 2018)
Interview with Jem Bendell by Scientists Warning, as a montage video. (January 2019)
Videos (short films)
Grieve Play Love, a short film by Prof Bendell about the psycho-spiritual impacts of coming to terms with the disruptions from climate chaos. (March 2019)
Sand Castle, a short film on ecological breakdown through the eyes of a 13 year old. (June 2019)
Videos (Deep Adaptation Forum Q & A, hosted by Prof Jem Bendell)
Jem Bendell (April 2019).
Carolyn Baker, author of Collapsing Consciously and Return to Joy (May (2019).
Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life and founder of The Work That Reconnects facilitation methods (June 2019).
Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion (July 2019).
Deb Ozarko, former host of the Unplug podcast and the author of Beyond Hope: Letting Go of a World in Collapse (August 2019).
Adrian Tait, cofounder of the Climate Psychology Alliance (September 2019).
More on Jem’s YouTube channel.
The original Deep Adaptation paper
- read by matslats
- read by Michael Dowd
- Other Michael Dowd readings of Deep Adaptation texts
Other languages to download are here.
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