27 September 2009
We Face a Stark Choice
Vandana Shiva (Founder of Navdanya):
"Regulating by carbon trading is like fiddling as Rome burns. Governments and the UN should impose a carbon tax on corporations, both for production - wherever their facilities are located - and for transport, which the Kyoto Protocol does not account for directly. Incentives for renewable energy are also essential. We face a stark choice: we can destroy the conditions for human life on the planet by clinging to 'free-market' fundamentalism, or we can secure our future by bringing commerce within the laws of ecological sustainability and social justice." [emphasis added]
How can I live in a way that is truly happy, secure, and peaceful when I know that the ways of human societies are ruining the conditions for human life on Earth and dooming future generations to poverty?
...Earth democracy...transition...put nature first...
...respect and protect wilderness...nurture broken ecosystems, repair them, bring them back to health...restore ecological and economic balance...
Vandana Shiva scheduled to speak in Olympia, October 15: Vandana Shiva visit to Olympia, Washington