Loving responses in the decades of collapse
CHARLES MORRISON MEMORIAL LECTURE
Tuesday, 12th March 2024
Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7.30 p.m.
“The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse‑gas emissions from fossil-fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk. Global heating is affecting every region on Earth, with many of the changes becoming irreversible.”
UN Secretary-General António Guterres, August 2021
We are in the grip of an unfolding tragedy of climate, ecosystem and, arguably, social collapse. In the coming decades, how might this affect Tweeddale lives, lands, livelihoods and loves? How might we choose to respond, both individually and collectively? Assuming he lives to tell the tale, Dominic Ashmole looks back from 2044.
Raised in Peebles by ecologists, Dominic Ashmole recently left a healthcare technology career to focus on combating global ecosystem and social collapse.
He pursues this through activism, electoral politics and practising Deep Adaptation, which seeks “loving responses to our predicament, so that we reduce suffering while saving more of society and the natural world”.