Video: Climate Change- A Crisis in Decision Making

Underlying  climate change is an evolutionary challenge – our collective ability to make decisions which support sustainable systemic responses. As a novice filmmaker, I made this video a few years ago in an attempt to highlight a connection between the challenges of responding to climate change and the capacities needed to engage in effective democratic decision making. The video weaves together words from several leading thinkers I have met. It includes environmentalists Thomas Homer Dixon and Lester Brown, evolutionary biologist Elisabet Sahtouris, developmental specialists Robert Kegan, and Bill Torbert, and deliberative democracy and complexity specialists Shawn Rosenberg,  Sara Ross and myself

The video  indicates that research in adult development helps us to nurture necessary 21 century capacities. Public deliberation through deliberative democracy, when designed to support the natural stages of adult development, holds the possibility of improving our capacities to respond to complex public issues.

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