Image credits: Conceptual illustration of a designer cell sensing a target cell (by Ryo Tachibana), combined with a photo of earth.

Immunity to Climate Change

How to Overcome Humanity’s Immune Reaction to Acting on Climate Goals and How to Craft a More Inspiring Story

That’s right. We do SHIT, compared to what we SHOULD be doing. Instead, this ultimate global car-crash is unfolding in slow motion right in front of our eyes. Why the hell is that?

Immunity to Change

The immune system of your psyche

The Immunity to Change (ITC) Process

Turning subject into object: putting your big assumptions to the test

Technical vs. adaptive challenges

We need to work smarter, not harder.

Climate Change is an adaptive challenge. In order to solve “it”, we need to solve ourselves. We need to overcome our immunity to change.

Albert Einstein: This guy knew a few things about solving difficult problems…

Applying the ITC process to the problem of Climate Change

Immunity Map with respect to action on climate goals.

Testing our collective ‘big assumptions’ about reality

“Only material wealth brings happiness”

“Our economies need to continually grow indefinitely”

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”― Mahatma Gandhi

“We can externalize the costs of our economic actions”

The problem is, that most people have a very narrow definition of what “home” means.

“Economic growth depends on exploiting fossil fuels”

“We cannot overcome the cycle of destructive international competition — the nation that moves first loses out economically”

Businessman John Bunzl, founder of www.simpol.org explaining his concept in a TEDx talk

Humanity’s Heros’ Journey

Coming up with a new, more helpful story about Climate Change

The gift of Climate Change

The Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s Journey Outline, image credit: https://www.livingspiritgroup.com/podcasts/vodcasts/chris-vogler-on-the-hero-s-journey/

Climate Change as humanity’s call to adventure

Joining Humanity’s Fellowship of the Earth

Who wants to join Humanity’s Fellowship of the Earth?

Stories and movies — humanity’s collective subconscious dreams

Change is on its way.

“Even if there is no hope, we need to do something. Not having hope is not an excuse for not doing anything.[…] The one thing we need more than hope is action. Because once we start to act, hope is everywhere. So instead of looking for hope, we should look for action, and then — only then — hope will come. ” — Greta Thunberg (15)

Climate Change Courage

Let’s turn Climate Change into the best thing that ever happened to us.

Summary

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Integral pioneer from Germany. Holacracy Coach at Hypoport. Partner at encode.org. Co-founder Integral European Conference. www.denniswittrock.com

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