Home > Crazy Town Podcast > Episode 26 – Doors and Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Reimagining Lifeboat Ethics in the Age of Overshoot


May 10, 2020

As we continue heading toward planetary disaster, like the Titanic steaming toward its rendezvous with a big freakin’ iceberg, we might want to figure out how to prepare and manage our lifeboats. In environmentalism’s seedy past, a famous ecologist used the metaphor of lifeboats getting swamped to argue for a “screw the poor and non-whites” strategy to deal with the limits to growth. In search of better ideas and better leadership, Asher, Rob, and Jason discuss how we can reinvent lifeboat ethics and find prosocial ways to manage humanity’s shared crises. Bonus: find out what to do if you should find that the soles of your feet have fallen off.


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