Why we can put a man on the moon but cannot manage our only home – Planet Earth
Oct 30, 2016
In a long life I have given many talks on profound issues but I consider what I have to say today the most important talk of my life.
We live in turbulent times facing grave problems –increasing dissatisfaction with failing government policies, massive biodiversity loss on land and at sea, expanding deserts and climate change. And we are aware of the results: migrants flooding into Europe, civil wars such as in Syria, mounting conflict in the vast region right across North Africa up into China. That is a very short list.
All of these, and many more problems, are self-inflicted wounds not caused by any natural phenomena.
I believe the situation we face is a greater danger than all wars ever fought. When all nations should be mobilizing to address such danger our governments, and international agencies, wallow in confusion.
These problems are not new – what is new is the global scale