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Jeremy Lent

Jeremy Lent

Jeremy Lent is a speaker and author of the award-winning book, "The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning." His new book, "The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe," will be published in June 2021 by New Society Publishers (USA/Canada) and Profile Books (UK & Commonwealth). Author website | Blog: Patterns of Meaning.

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Transforming to an Ecological Civilization: The Alternative Is Unthinkable

A society based on natural ecology might seem like a far-off utopia—yet communities everywhere are already creating it. We need to forge a new era for humanity—one that is defined, at its deepest level, by a transformation in the way we make sense of the world, and a concomitant revolution in our values, goals, and collective behavior.

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We Need an Ecological Civilization Before It’s Too Late

In the face of climate breakdown and ecological overshoot, alluring promises of “green growth” are no more than magical thinking. We need to restructure the fundamentals of our global cultural/economic system to cultivate an “ecological civilization”: one that prioritizes the health of living systems over short-term wealth production

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Culture Shift: Redirecting Humanity’s Path to a Flourishing Future

It’s time to build a new worldview around a deeper sense of connectedness.

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What Does China's 'Ecological Civilization' Mean for Humanity's Future?

China's leader affirms an ecological vision aligned with progressive environmental thought. Whether it's mere rhetoric or has a deeper resonance within Chinese culture may have a profound global effect

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AI Has Already Taken Over. It’s Called the Corporation.

Futurists warning about the threats of AI are looking in the wrong place. Humanity is already facing an existential threat from an artificial intelligence we created hundreds of years ago. It’s called the Corporation.

Jeremy Lent ·


Resisting Trump? Five Tips from the Hunter-Gatherer Playbook

Our egalitarian hunter-gatherer ancestors developed sophisticated social technologies for keeping upstarts in check. What can the popular resistance movement learn from them in confronting the worst excesses of Donald Trump?

Jeremy Lent ·


The Climate Catastrophe We’re All Ignoring

As fossil fuel-based economies continue, millions are suffering around the world.

Jeremy Lent ·

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