Using the words “emergency” and “urgency” make us vulnerable to not taking the time to check whether proposed actions/solutions are being framed within the same mindset that got us to these crises. They make us vulnerable to thinking inclusivity is about having a diverse group of people following our way of thinking. They make us vulnerable to following the thinking of another person/another group, without contributing our own critical thinking. (Note: I also run workshops on the cult dynamics in environmental movements… and everywhere.)
Here we are in 2021, with untold suffering happening in Yemen (due to war), in India (due to Covid-19), and species going extinct, female-presenting humans afraid to walk alone at night, and billions of humans still without safe drinking water.