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A journey into the deep context of the new climate movements that have surfaced since the summer of 2018: the school strikes movement that started outside the Swedish parliament, Extinction Rebellion closing down bridges and junctions across London, the conversations started by Jem Bendell's Deep Adaptation paper and David Wallace Wells' The Uninhabitable Earth. This essay series by Dougald Hine (co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project) is not a celebration or a critique of these movements, but an invitation to a quieter reflection on where all this is coming from, what it might tell us about the moment in which we find ourselves.

Notes From Underground Dougald Hine

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A journey into the deep context of the new climate movements that have surfaced since the summer of 2018: the school strikes movement that started outside the Swedish parliament, Extinction Rebellion closing down bridges and junctions across London, the conversations started by Jem Bendell's Deep Adaptation paper and David Wallace Wells' The Uninhabitable Earth. This essay series by Dougald Hine (co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project) is not a celebration or a critique of these movements, but an invitation to a quieter reflection on where all this is coming from, what it might tell us about the moment in which we find ourselves.

    Special Edition – The Price of Life

    Special Edition – The Price of Life

    Since the last episode of Notes From Underground was published, a lot has happened in the world. As the Coronavirus pandemic reaches into all of our lives, this special episode is a reflection on the encounter to which it is bringing us – a collective encounter with parental mortality on a planetary scale.

    Notes From Underground began in November 2019 as an essay series and podcast in which Dougald Hine (co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project) explores the deep roots of the new climate movements, the dark knowledge of climate change and the initiatory journey into which people are increasingly drawn by the encounter with this knowledge.

    The regular series of Notes From Underground is produced in collaboration with Bella Caledonia. This episode is a one-off collaboration with the Dark Mountain Project.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dougald)

    • 11 min
    010 – The Cost of Knowing

    010 – The Cost of Knowing

    The climate art of Cape Farewell, Ian McEwan's novel Solar and the oil industry connections of Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand all come under scrutiny in episode 10 of Notes From Underground.

    This is a series of essays from Dougald Hine (co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project), exploring the deep context of the new climate movements. The first six episodes traced a series of lines from the moment of Extinction Rebellion and the school strikes, back into the longer history of industrial society and its unacknowledged consequences. In the sequence that began with episode seven, the theme is 'knowing what we know': the encounter with the knowledge of climate change, not as a set of facts that can be held at arm's length, but an experience of knowing that leaves us changed.

    Notes From Underground is produced in collaboration with Bella Caledonia. You can support the making of this series by going to:

    https://www.patreon.com/dougald
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dougald)

    • 59 min
    009 – Crossing the Threshold

    009 – Crossing the Threshold

    Even when we know the facts of climate change, we don't seem to act as if we know – that's the observation from the sociologist Kari Norgaard which starts this week's essay in the Notes From Underground series. The theatre maker Chris Goode suggests that the difficulty might be that we lack 'a living-space in which to fully know what we know'. And the similarity between these two thoughts sets us on a journey across the threshold from knowledge to knowing.

    It's a journey that takes in the history of written language, the persistence of indigenous ways of knowing in the face of systematic cultural destruction, and the way that modern science tangles with all of this.

    In Notes From Underground, Dougald Hine (co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project) invites listeners into the darkness of knowing a thing like climate change and the ways this knowledge changes us. The first six episodes of the series followed different threads into the labyrinth, starting from the new wave of awareness and activism around the climate crisis that emerged over the past eighteen months. Now, in the second part of the series, we're headed deeper into the strangeness of 'knowing what we know'.

    Notes From Underground is produced in collaboration with Bella Caledonia. You can support the making of this series by going to:

    https://www.patreon.com/dougald
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dougald)

    • 36 min
    008 – The Lab and the Play

    008 – The Lab and the Play

    This week's essay looks at the production of scientific knowledge about climate change and what we do with that knowledge. It's about the history of the relationship between science and the environmental movement, and it's about my own experiences when I was commissioned to collaborate with a climate scientist on writing a play.

    In Notes From Underground, Dougald Hine (co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project) invites listeners into the darkness of knowing a thing like climate change and the ways this knowledge changes us. The first six episodes of the series followed different threads into the labyrinth, starting from the new wave of awareness and activism around the climate crisis that emerged over the past eighteen months. Now, in the second part of the series, we're headed deeper into the strangeness of 'knowing what we know'.

    Notes From Underground is produced in collaboration with Bella Caledonia. You can support the making of this series by going to:

    https://www.patreon.com/dougald
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dougald)

    • 20 min
    007 – I Only Have One Prediction for You

    007 – I Only Have One Prediction for You

    What can we say for sure about the future? The seventh instalment of Notes From Underground is about the predicament of mortality and the difficulty which modern industrial societies have in facing it. This week's essay marks the start of Part II of the series and over the next few weeks, I want to think about the difficulty of knowing a thing like climate change, how this knowledge changes us and what it costs us.

    In Notes From Underground, Dougald Hine (co-founder of The Dark Mountain Project) invites us to go deeper into the context of the new climate movements and what they tell us about the moment in which we find ourselves. The first six essays looked at what makes the current wave of climate activism different, how conversations about degrowth are reaching inside political institutions, and where we might look for hope – as well as the implications of 'climate emergency' declarations and the Green New Deal, and the common roots of Extinction Rebellion and the gilets jaunes.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dougald)

    • 26 min
    006 – The Salvage Work

    006 – The Salvage Work

    "I don’t think these are times when you can sell people a vision of ‘how not only can we save the world, but we can make all of our lives better in the process.’ There’s too much loss written into the story, too much hardship around and ahead of us, whichever path we take. I think people can smell that, whether or not they want to face it yet. It doesn’t mean we give up, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing left worth fighting for. But it may not be the kind of fight where memories of last century’s heroic future are much help."

    In the last episode for 2019, we come to the Green New Deal and ask whether it represents a reckoning with the ongoing collision with ecological realities, or a way of postponing more difficult conversations. This week’s essay touches on the way the political imagination is shaped by the industrial era, the desire to ‘reboot the future’ – taken to its extreme in Aaron Bastani’s Fully Automated Luxury Communism – and the tendency of the left to treat climate change as a vindication of positions it held all along, as exemplified by Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything. 

    In Notes From Underground, Dougald Hine (co-founder of The Dark Mountain Project) invites us to go deeper into the context of the new climate movements and what they tell us about the moment in which we find ourselves
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dougald)

    • 23 min

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