"Klimatfilosofen Roy Scranton: the Hope is there."
"Klimatfilosofen Roy Scranton wrap not into their message. It is already running, we need to stop hoping for our survival and to start a palliative care of humanity."
"He is referring to environmentalists as Greta Thunberg struggling unnecessarily."
"– Her projects will fail, says klimatfilosofen and writer."
"At a seminar at the Gothenburg film festival refers to Roy Scranton, who normally teaches at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, to a variety of data which he claims shows that it is too late to do anything about the negative climate and how the coal-fired capitalism caused the disaster after the disaster."
"He published himself in the subject in The New York Times already in 2013. The essay ”Learning to die in the anthropocene” received a lot of attention and then became a book, which, in may, in a Swedish translation."
"the Message is clear: Hope is out there. Even if it would pop up some astounding new technology with the potential to save us as there is an absence of global political will to implement it."
" do you Mean that the politicians and other powers that be do not care about us?"
" Yes. I have not seen any evidence that they would bother. Keep Elon Musk on and invent a way to freeze the polaris? And now in Davos, where the talking to the politicians about automation. In some sense, they need to think of a future where they can sit in their fort with security guards and a private jet and replace people with robots."
"So Greta Thunberg wasting their time?"
" I would not say that she is wasting their time. She is a brave young woman and it is the way she feels meaning in their life. But it will not stop climate change and I wonder how she will feel if five, ten years when her project has failed."
"Roy Scranton has no given answers about the future, but one thing that he advocates is meditation, to create space for silence."
" Panic leads to violence. And we will of course see a lot more of in the future. But in the silence there is an opportunity to take in what happens, grieve and listen to the last bird and consider how we ethically should live and how we should reorganize our communities."
"do you ever Feel like a domedagspredikare that just makes people sad?"
"– Yes, I do and I try to pull down on the performances. It is hard for me too, and I'd rather spend the rest of my time to be with my daughter and read poetry and write. There is really nothing more to say."
"Born: 1976 in Oregon, in a decades later, where his father was active in the trade union movement."
Background: Got first person in the family the chance to go to college but dropped out when the money ran out. Involved in various activist groups, worked odd jobs and studied on their own all the great philosophers and thinkers. Eventually, he received a doctorate at Princeton University."
"Important turning point: enlisted in 2002 and participated in the war in Iraq, which shaped his vision for the future: ”Baghdad, were shocked apart by the bombing and in the same way we see today how cities and regions shocked by natural disasters, storms and fires.”"
"Proposal: ”Seek the silence, to meditate, to grieve, and think about what types of smaller networks we can build when the major institutions are failing and everything is falling together.”"