We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, October 29, 2012

Playing God

Click here to access article by Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman from Foreign Policy.

With regard to global warming and related carbon emissions, it looks like scientists have mostly given up on Plan A  It seems that cutting back on carbon emissions interfered with the One Percent's addiction to profits and the very system that creates profits, capitalism. So now it's Plan B. So what does this look like?
These scientists are beginning to look for a Plan B. There are two distinct approaches under consideration....