#297: How’s Your Ecophobia Been, Baby? 🌎

What to Expect When You’re Expecting and the World is On Fire

Let’s get this out of the way: the climate crisis is real and if you don’t agree with that maybe its best for you to go ahead and close this tab.

If you don’t have the time to acknowledge that the planet’s biodiversity – and its ability to sustain human life long-term – is at risk, you’re not going to understand why Expectant is deserving of your time.

On one hand, the science is irrefutable. You’ve lived through the effects of the growing climate crisis and cannot deny that the clock is ticking. The prospect of bringing a child into this world is frightening at best.

On the other hand, the biological urges are real and you should be able to do what your parents did: give your children a better life than the one that you had. But all the idealism in the world can’t change the fact that children born today have no claims to a future that looks anything like our present.

Host Pippa Johnstone brings us into the fold of a personal journey that has her on the cusp of motherhood while all the facts she faces suggest our planet is barrelling to catastrophe.

Expectant is an evocative ride that takes you through the nuanced world of preparing for parenthood while the fate of the planet is filled with questions. The intimate conversations and earnest questions about “what comes next” change the aperture of your thought processes no matter your opinion on raising a family in the 21st century.

Have a listen and share what you think.

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