April 17, 2019
What do we want our children to do in the waning days of the fossil fuel frenzy and the early days of climate chaos? Being a good parent is hard enough under the best of circumstances, but it’s really difficult to know how much we should expose our kids to the realities of environmental meltdown and social injustice. In this episode Asher, Rob, and Jason explore what we could be teaching kids these days and debate which is the more valuable skill: being comfortable eating beetles or understanding how to deal with difficult people.
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- “The Death of the Last Male Northern White Rhino: Father and Daughter Reflect,” article by Skya and Rob Dietz in Resilience.
- “How I Talk to My Daughter About Climate Change,” article by Michelle Nijhuis in The Atlantic
- The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution, book by Mary DeMocker
- Our Children’s Trust, the nonprofit organization supporting the climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States
- Deep Economy, book by Bill McKibben
- The Road, novel by Cormac McCarthy
- Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
- Last Child in the Woods, book by Richard Louv
- And Beauty for All, the nonprofit organization founded by John de Graaf