Moving to a carbon-free economy won’t be easy, but it necessary, and a lot sooner than most of us would like to believe. We have to start creating economies of scale, begin to power down the global economy, and learn again how to live within this planet. When do we need to do this? Oh, right about – now!
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It’s been a rough summer for Earth news. Wildfires, drought, floods, killer heat waves, and more. And what have we been doing since we last posted? Well, have a look. See what we’re up to.
While more and more of us honor the sacredness of this planet and are awed by the rich complexity of life, the relationship itself opens a deep wound as we come to realize that virtually no part of Gaia is undamaged anymore because of what humans have done to make a “civilization” that is dependent upon doing more and more damage to our Mother…
Most economists and policymakers tell us what we need more of is economic growth. But economic growth is not growth at all. It is depletion, using up, and it is taking us down a terrible road. We need to deny them this future.
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