We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.

Ursla Le Guin (1929-2018)

National Book Foundation speech, 2014

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.