Our guest today is Kim Stanley Robinson, one of the greatest living science fiction writers and one of the few people to have developed a credible solution to the climate crisis. In this interview, he discusses with Scott Snibbe about transcendental experiences, Buddhism in his life and fiction, the outdoors as meditation, and the potentials for space exploration; but the main focus of this episode is the pressing issue of climate change. How can we survive the climate crisis, and what can every one of us do to help?
This episode is the fruit of a collaboration between Science & Wisdom LIVE and A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment. A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment draws on modern science and psychology to bring the ancient inner science of Buddhist meditation to twenty-first century people hungry for happy, meaningful lives. Find out more: www.skepticspath.org
“Daily life can be devotional, if you treat the world as sacred”
“We’re on the brink of starting a massive extinction event”
“Humanity is an expression of Earth’s biosphere”
“You should know your carbon burn the same way you know your weight on a scale”
“Spend more time outdoors than you usually do. It’s great for you, and it’s fun!”