The Earth is Full

March 17, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

The evidence is all around us. The age of endless growth is over. The Earth is full of people; full of the waste we create, and at its limit in the amount of human induced stress it can endure.  We humans all need to get on the same page and recognize that the era of endless growth is finished. We must work together to transform our society into something that appropriately reflects the ways of nature. WE must transform our economy. WE must make it equitable and sustainable over the long term.  This is the message of Paul Gilding, who spoke at a recent TED conference.

Those who are indifferent to where we as a society are headed must wake up.  We must all come to fear what will happen if we don't mend our ways.  If we find motivation in that fear. If we begin to pull our oars together, all in the same worthy, sustainable direction,  we can overcome the odds stacked agasinst us. We can overcome the destructive inertia we have built up, and create a decent future for our children, living in harmony and balance with nature.

Here is the link to Paul Gilding's TED talk...

http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_gilding_the_earth_is_full.html


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