Medium Short: There Are No Instructions
Welcome to the latest Medium Short, a weekly accountability practice highlighting what I am reading, writing, and doing along the unmarked trail towards #IndustrialHealing. This is a personal update — my (debatably) more professional writing is freely available through this link.
I feel more certain than ever that everything is unclear. I could wax on with unclarifying preamble, but instead I’ll turn to my read-write-do template (at least there’s that) and let the lack of clarity speak for itself.
Reading — the writing on the wall
As I warm my brain up for Glencore Matereality, I’m steeping in content about climate change and the energy transition that seeks to phase out fossil fuels while ramping up renewables. This topic is too huge to unpack in a Short — it’s like a rabbit hole where the rabbits are on LSD and they’re actively burrowing as I read. Still, I’m seeking out voices who can help me find my way (beyond saying, “It’s okay; it’s just the acid…”).
One such voice was in another podcast with Manda Scott (yes, that Manda Scott), in which she interviews mining engineer Simon Michaux. It’s a great listen (and, thanks to the multi-format, also a great read).
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These are awkward times. Some of the people who are closest to the ground are saying challenging things to hear if one “fights climate change” for a living. As I’ve mentioned before, that was (and sort of still is) me…
Why I Wish I’d Followed My Instincts As a Climate Denier
Coming clean on what I really think about “corporate climate action”
I’m staying open and reading on. The book pile is tall. Podcasts help.