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Showing posts from January 20, 2019


Here is what David Attenborough, the most trusted person in the U.K. and a great naturalist, told the space aliens that descended in 1500 private jets on Davos: "I am quite literally from another age, I was born during the Holocene - the 12,000 [year] period of climatic stability that allowed humans to settle, farm, and create civilisations. That led to trade in ideas and goods, and made us the globally connected species we are today. In the space of my lifetime, all that has changed. The Holocene has ended. The Garden of Eden is no more . We have changed the world so much that scientists say we are in a new geological age: the Anthropocene, the age of humans." He added: "[The economic] growth is going to come to an end, either suddenly or in a controlled way. Anyone who thinks you can have infinite growth in finite circumstances is either a madman or an economist ." ( The Guardian , 01/21/2019) This is precisely what I have been saying, writing and teaching