Why we’re hardwired to solve climate change

“We’re not talking about utopia, we’re talking about the ability of human beings to show solidarity, not only with each other, but with our fellow creatures who have one life on this one and only little planet.”

The Empathic Civilisation, a short ten minute film narrated by Jeremy Rifkin, describes how human beings are hardwired for empathy. Harnessing this empathy, he argues, we can expand our loyalty (as we have throughout history) outside of nation-states to include the entire world. Only by increasing our natural feelings of empathy for the plight of others can we successfully save the biosphere.

A special thank you to Films For Action for featuring this movie.


  • Jhartmann

    terrific!!!

  • http://twitter.com/withinreachfilm withinreachfilm

    yay!!! Films for Action rocks!

  • Aka_reggie

    this has blown my mind.

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