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November 6, 2012

I wrote this essay to offer some essential information about our world and the future of our species, adding my voice to the many cries of alarm over the environmental crisis (lately reaching criticality). [More…]

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Human Place in the Antropocene

Quote for the day:

While not “silver bullets” able to guarantee global sustainability on their own,

near term population stabilization and subsequent consolidations are fundamental bio-physical steps in the global behavior change required to move towards a more sustainable future — and perhaps even more importantly,

acquiescence and acceptance of the necessity of these steps is a crucial mental turning point,

wherein a person moves

from allegiance to human-exceptionalism and human-entitlement

to a more humble and self-modest conception of human existence within the planetary whole,

wherein the primary driver of thinking is no longer centered on humans and our needs and wants, but rather is conscious of the entire eco-sphere and the rights of all the species that constitute it to exist.

 

—Joe Bish, Senior Population Communications Associate, Population Media Center, http://www.populationmedia.org/

 

Context: Dot Earth blog at the New York Times