“For so many people all over the world and particularly Indigenous Peoples all over the world, this connection to the environment, this grieving over the loss of more than humans – whether they’re plants or animals or ecosystems – that kinship with other beings and then grieving other beings is certainly not new,” Cunsolo says.
Cunsolo continues: “If we are facing ‘code red for humanity’ – if we are facing 1 million species at a risk of extinction and decline; that is an era of loss and damage. And that is an era of grief. And we’re going to be called to grief-work. And we’re going to have to do this together. And do it hopefully in a way that doesn’t cause more harm, but actually might bring us together for big ethical and political changes. And for really uniting people to create a different future.”
Listen here: https://rabble.ca/podcast/ecological-grief-mourning-the-past-fearing-the-future-and-finding-hope/