Friday, January 17, 2014

Inner peace and generosity

by Elisabet Sahtouris

Holder of the Elisabet Sahtouris Chair in Living Economies at World Business Academy

Earth's atmosphere is 40% moister from already evaporated ice and that very simple measurement alone will tell you that storms will keep increasing in severity. You can look at satellite pics over time to see the lateral shrinkage of ice. Now, the more ice melts the hotter it gets and the hotter it gets the more ice melts. That is called a positive feedback loop, a runaway trend, and we have no means to stop it. If you doubt the science of climate change, consider that climate change denial and science bashing is heavily funded; ask yourself: by whom and why?

The fact is, there has never before been so big and so cooperative a global science effort as the one on climate monitoring. It is a first for scientists and a daunting project as we have known so little about our living Earth., in the belief that we can always outsmart Nature. Let us not argue, but believe those things we see with our own eyes if we doubt science. It is clear that we need emergency preparedness in any case, and that we need to live sustainably in any case...even if Earth should suddenly flip into an ice age.

Meditate on inner peace and generosity, as Dr. Ariyaratne teaches his wonderfully successful Sarvodaya movement people in Sri Lanka, and then do it with your local community as you hatch plans for healthy survival and, we all pray, thrival.


Anonymous Narendra Panjwani said...

Thank you Prof. Sahtouris for this brief note. It says all that needs to be said, it provides an interesting direction in which one can go. The problem is too large, and I often find myself overwhelmed by its size. "What can I do, I'm just one person" etc. But i can be more generous than I am, and I can reflect on the consequences of my actions. In doing that, a process of real change can begin...

March 24, 2015 3:14 PM  

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