Featured image (above): City centre traffic in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China
I’m reading Falter by Bill McKibben (2019) Wildfire/Headline Publishing Group. The human game (all human activities on Earth) is changing rapidly. Unless we start taking sustainable and responsible attitudes and actions, the current unsustainable and irresponsible economic model of ever increasing growth at the expense of nature and people, the global Climate Emergency it created and rapidly developing digital technology will radically change what it means to be human. The consequences of the Climate Emergency are already being felt by people all over the world. The human game is playing itself out and all players need to engage to keep it going and to make it fair and responsible.
Young activists from all over the world are voicing the concerns of billions of humans playing a potentially losing game on Earth. Fossil fuel, finance, technology, weapons, monocultures, pesticides and other interests want business as usual. Why should a small group of humans, in search of ever more profit, influence and power, lead us down a path of exploitation, inequality, totalitarianism, conflict, toxicity, environmental destruction and extinction?
We need a new economic model that values nature, environmentally sustainable growth and human resources. We deserve a much better world with a sustainable, fair and socially responsible economy!
Some tips on what you can do to help
10 things you can do to help save our planet | WWF
About the Sustainable Development Goals – United Nations Sustainable Development
Overwhelmed by climate change? Here’s what you can do | Environment |The Guardian
6 Actions to fight climate change | ACCIONA Sustainable Infrastructure and Renewable Energy