Having seen this film, and having to face what I already knew, the question is, “so what now?”. We either deny what Gore says, or have to embrace it fully, and there seems little space in between. I choose to embrace it. Now what?
Firstly, we can make the most of the relatively harmonious world we are currently living in. Any problems we believe we have at the moment are going to look pathetic compared to what is awaiting us around the corner. So enjoy and appreciate the space and opportunity we currently have.
Secondly, use this precious time to do what we can to prepare ourselves, our organisations and our societies to engage this coming shift in as skillful a way as possible. Develop individual, cultural and structural (ie Integral) resilience. Resilience means to me the capacity to hold one’s centre whilst at the same time responding flexibly to the intense changes around us. It includes the capacity to learn rapidly and self-organise for emergence to a new way of being and doing that is fit for the changing reality. What this looks like in detail is something we are currently working on giving words to and will be putting out there soon. Watch this space!