This week I’m sharing another episode of what I plan to be a regular feature: my conversations with Stephen T. Harper. Steve and I are calling this new offering “The Integral Chat”, a series of topical conversations we’ve been having on politics and culture, and which we will cross-post to both the Daily Evolver and Steve’s new podcast, “What’s your Theory?”

This week the topic was obvious: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the dual storms that battered Texas and Florida in the last couple weeks.

In this episode we look at how the climate debate has exacerbated the polarization of our culture, particularly between traditionalists and postmodernists. How is it that the political right and left can have such radically different views of what’s happening with our global climate, and what, if anything, should be done about it? Are we deadlocked? Can we fight our way forward? And why can’t science just settle things?

As always integral theory helps us sort things out. I hope you enjoy the podcast!