Thinking Toward Survival

Thinking Toward Survival

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The clock approaches midnight. We humans have created a scary scenario for ourselves with Climate change * and other ecosystem failures * Population growth and consumption that exceeds Eartha€™s carrying capacity * Out-of-control technologies and pollution * Ancient habits of war + Doomsday weapons + depleting resources + nationalism What we need is a whole new way of thinking. From protecting our grey matter, to changing 300-year-old paradigms, from self-reliance to trillion-dollar transitions, from how we raise our children to how to tame the corporations, Koonce offers potential solutions such as * Change our universities * Develop species-consciousness * Decentralize * Look for creative ideas and models across the world Humanity has what it takes to survive. Therea€™s no need to despair. But there is a burning need to get started on the transformation.As the economic collapse continued in late 2008, owners and operators of local repair shopsa€”household appliance services, auto mechanicsa€” ... The object is to keep things out of the landfill and also to promote the idea of gift economics. ... The concept of Extended Product Responsibility (EPR) is well-established in Europe, which has very limited landfill space, although it is new to the United States.

Title:Thinking Toward Survival
Author:Coralie Koonce
Publisher:iUniverse - 2010-07


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