Perhaps never before in history has the human species been at such a turning point. If we continue forward along our current trajectory, the environment, economy, government, and socio-political systems upon which civilization depends are sure to collapse.
Another “never before” is the pace at which corporate power is taking full control of government decision-making and opting to charge full steam ahead with business as usual in regards to fossil fuel exploitation and consumption. Our situation is urgent. As former NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati told me in a recent interview, “We’re effectively taking a sledgehammer to the climate system.”
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