An environmental crisis of global proportions is threatening the continued existence of life on this planet. New technologies and international treaties will not solve the problem. Sadly, the true cause of our environmental crisis is being ignored and the real solutions are overlooked. We need to understand why this global environmental crisis has developed, how it will be resolved, and the role we can play in restoring the earth.
For the last several centuries, we have burned fossil fuels–coal, oil and gasoline–to meet the energy needs of our society. This has released into the atmosphere increasing amounts of greenhouse gases causing global warming and violent weather changes. Add to this the thinning ozone layer, deforestation, polluted air and water, and rising rates of species extinctions; it should be obvious to everyone that we are facing a real eco-crisis of global proportions.
We must identify and address the cause to the eco-crisis. It fundamentally involves our value system and our attitudes toward the natural world, not recognizing that the earth is a living organism. Attitudes and actions stem from our collective values, which are largely determined by the mainstream belief we are separate from each other and separate from mother earth.
Featuring: Andrew Harvey, James O’Dea, Stephen Dinan – host