Capitalism's grow-or-die imperative stands radically at odds with ecology's imperative of interdependence and limit. The two imperatives can no longer coexist with each other; nor can any society founded on the myth that they can be reconciled hope to survive. Either we will establish an ecological society or society will go under for everyone, irrespective of his or her status.

Ursla Le Guin (1929-2018)

On the Future of the Left, Motherboard, February 4, 2015)

Christmas Count Climate Crisis 2019

Video Quiz

Question List:

How many stars?
How many presents?
How many Christmas trees?
How many presents?
How many skulls?
How many Christmas stockings?
How many flying reindeer?

The extended version has the following additional questions:

How bad is butter for the environment?
How bad is supermarket asparagus for the environment?
How bad is cheese for the environment?
How bad is beef for the environment?


The full version was created for the 2019 Wise Hat Christmas party lessons. For our two kindergarten parties we used a version minus the first question which features a flood. Adults and older children got the extended version. Incidentally asparagus is worse for the environmet than pork because of the air miles. Read more here.