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

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Former NASA Chief Scientist: "We're Effectively Taking a Sledgehammer to the Climate System"

Click here to access article by Dahr Jamail from Truthout.

Jamail interviews a scientist, who is loaded with qualifications related to this subject, to find out what he means when he says that we are "taking a sledgehammer to the climate system".