Learning to Die
Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis
Published by: University of Regina Press
105 pages, 4.17 x 6.50 in
- ISBN: 9780889775633
- Published: October 2018
In this powerful little book, two leading intellectuals illuminate the truth about where our environmental crisis is taking us. Writing from an island on Canada’s Northwest coast, Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky weigh in on the death of the planet versus the death of the individual. For Zwicky, awareness and humility are the foundation of the equanimity with which Socrates faced his death: he makes a good model when facing the death of the planet, as well as facing our own mortality. Bringhurst urges readers to tune their minds to the wild. The wild has healed the world before, and it is the only thing that stands any chance of healing the world now – though it is unlikely to save Homo sapiens in the process.
"Guides us towards ways to live and know the situation of climate change." ~Annie Proulx, The Guardian