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Climate Change Therapy - Ep. 11 - J. Mar

Welcome back to Climate Change Therapy, the podcast where we force ourselves, through the very existence and structure of this show, to talk about the important yet depressing topic of climate change, for a good solid hour. On today's episode (10/22/19), Hank welcomes back Philadelphia businessman and philosopher J. Mar (pseudonym) to the show to get real deep and real real, on all things climate change and unrelated topics, including:

4:50 - Greta Thunberg’s boat

10:20 - Solar vs. nuclear energy

15:30 - Searching for “climate change” in Google News and reacting to the headlines

19:00 - Eco-anxiety

24:45 - Hopefulness about being hopeful again one day, in spite of climate change

28:00 - Being present, rather than being hopeful, and an ensuing debate about the spiritual benefits of being hopeful vs. the spiritual benefits of being present

33:50 - The emotional state that one should hope in the present to attain (Spoiler: it's gratitude)

37:00 - A character-revealing philosophical question concerning a difficult choice between two apocalyptic scenarios

40:00 - How human creations can seem so “alien” to what we find in nature

45:50 - Consciousness, naturally

50:00 - Ariel’s dad from The Little Mermaid, as God

52:15 - Free will, what matters, man’s search for meaning, etc. (impromptu philosophy medley!)

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