Posted: Sep 27, 2012 2:22 am
by Spearthrower
kris wrote:It seems to me like in this arena there is too much talk and not enough action. It appears to me that in the search for a kind of political truth on this matter we have omitted almost all consideration of basic common sense in regards to our lifestyles and habits.

Greed and vanity are driving us to manipulate and dominate this planet at an alarming rate. Just look around and see how much we waste. How much we live in excess of our needs. How little understanding we have of finding balance with nature instead of conquering it.

If we don't start honestly assessing our place within nature at a fundamental level, I fear we will render the biosphere incompatible with human civilisation.

Why do we need to be told to do something about this?

Because there will always be people who seek to exploit every situation for their own short term profit.