Pauline Seales interviewed Antoinette Parakh, a local Zen Buddist preist and family therapist. Antoinette is from Australia and was back there visiting during the terrible fires late 2019. The discussion included ecological destruction, wrought by the fires and some climate change issues, including politics in Australia.
They also briefly discussed the Corona virus pandemic and hopes that people find ways to live simpler less environmentally damaging lives in the future.
Antoinette is an active member of Extinction Rebellion Santa Cruz.