In the 21st episode of The Decade Podcast we had the pleasure of speaking to Joe Brewer. Joe have a unique background in physics, math, philosophy, atmospheric science, complexity research, and cognitive linguistics. More than a decade ago, he left the academics to trail blaze a path for other research practitioners to follow. Awakened to the threat of human-induced climate disruption while pursuing a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, he switched fields and began to work with scholars in the behavioral and cognitive sciences with the hope of helping create large-scale behavior change at the level of global civilization. He’s also the author of the book “The Design Pathway to Regenerating the Earth.”
Our conversation circled around the design pathway to regenerating the earth. Joe explains terms like developmental entrenchment and how that has affected us throughout our evolution, we talk about ecological trauma and grief. Moreover we talked about something that both Melker and I found very interesting, cultural scaffolding and how that will play a crucial role in the coming years….