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Earth is Warning Us We Must Change. Will We Listen?

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, July 30, 2020)

Our present course puts humans on track to be among the species that expire in Earth’s ongoing sixth mass extinction. In my conversations with thoughtful people, I am finding increasing acceptance of this horrific premise.

The COVID-19 pandemic, along with climate change, drives home […]

2020-07-30T16:34:17-07:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: Empire, Living Earth, System Transformation, YES! Column|

A Time for Postponing Climate Action Is Over

We are now awakening to the responsibilities that come with our distinctive ability to consciously create our future.

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, January 21, 2020)

In 1962, Rachael Carson warned us, with the publication of Silent Spring, that the indiscriminate use of pesticides was disrupting critical ecosystems and causing […]

2020-01-23T13:30:12-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Climate Change, Living Earth, Living Economies, Science, YES! Column|

China and the Ecological Civilization

(An earlier version of this paper was prepared for and presented to the 2016 Donghu Forum on Global Governance: Symposium on Green Development and Global Governance, Hauzhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.)

Abstract: We humans are now a truly global species. Our common future depends on our successful transition to an Ecological Civilization that works in […]

2017-06-15T14:54:27-07:00December 20th, 2016|Categories: Ecological Civilization, International, Living Earth|

Sacred Earth Community: A New Story for Our Time

Perhaps the greatest threat to our common future is a combination of extreme individualism and extreme arrogance, as we deal with proposals to expand - through the genetic engineering of species and the geo-engineering of Earth's climate - our domination of forces of nature of which we have only the most superficial understanding. The turning we humans must navigate to a viable future depends on a profound awakening to our nature as spiritual beings and our responsibility for the consequences of our choices and our relationships with one another and a living Earth.

2017-10-30T15:17:05-07:00October 21st, 2013|Categories: Earth Community, Living Earth, Presentations|
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