Sunday, June 10, 2012

UN: Humanity speeding down "unsustainable path"

Reprinted with permission from Freedom Times

What has been missing this last half century of Humanities efforts?

UN: Humanity speeding down "unsustainable path"
(CBS/AP 6/6/12) RIO DE JANEIRO - A United Nations report warns that the earth's environmental systems "are being pushed towards their biophysical limits" and that sudden, irreversible and potentially catastrophic changes are looming.

An Indian boy looks for reusable material in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River in New Delhi, India, Sunday, April 22, 2012. (AP Photo)
What has been missing this last half century of Humanities efforts?


Whose Outcome is this:

When are we going to question our short sighted concept of Energy?

The promise of energy for everyone

will open the doors to Dream of a Nation's goals and David Korten's Living Economies with a surety and ease impossible to imagine now.

While Paul Hawken's 'diversity' in the largest movement on earth, is a natural, inherent phenomena, so is 'mobilize' when a threat has become sufficiently large to endanger a community, a species, or life on earth.

The solutions have been available since the 1940's:

What one should bear in mind is a mobilization component available when danger threatens a large system, with the mobilization degree corresponding to the degree of danger.

Humanity has two such high degree threats:

·       The Economy of Greed and Dominion
·        Energy Stagnation
Both of these threats support and cause the other.
Both of these threats have solutions

When a raging forest fire threatens a village, it becomes time for "diversity' TO ACT IN COHESION ON THE FIRE THREAT, and take care of the leaking faucet later

Priorities efforts require a much broader support level:

Willis W. Harman Former President, Institute for Noetic Sciences

Willis Harman, PhD (1919-1997) who was a visionary thinker, futurist and social scientist who continuously articulated the possibility for humankind to transcend the limits of out-moded thinking. He was the author of several books including Creative Work: The Constructive Role of Business in a Transforming Society (with John Hormann), An Incomplete Guide to the Future, and Global Mind Change. He was co-editor of The New Business of Business: Sharing Responsibility for a Positive Global Future (with Maya Porter). He was also co-founder of the World Business Academy (1988), president of Institute of Noetic Sciences from 1973 until late 1996, a social scientist and futurist with SRI International in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and a professor at Stanford University prior to these other affiliations. This award honors organizations who are living examples of Willis Harman’s vision that business will play a major role in transforming social consciousness."

The World Business Academy and
The Kellogg School of Management present

The 2006 Global MindChange Forum

As we approach this year's Forum we are mindful that within every impending crisis there is exciting opportunity.

A focus on the crises reveals that:
Our world is fracturing at a rapidly accelerating pace.
  • The institutions (government, religion, academe) that we have trusted in the past to lead us through these crises are increasingly less-capable of taking effective action.
  • While there are seeds of change emerging, there is deep concern that the shifts required in consciousness and action may not come in time to prevent a descent into economic, societal and environmental chaos.

A focus on the opportunities reveals that:

The power of individuals joining together in communities of thoughtful and purposeful action around their area of expertise is essential for lasting and constructive change.
  • Business men and women constitute such a community which, because of its international reach, has the highest potential to make effective change.
  • Those who want to be agents in promoting effective change benefit by gathering periodically to discuss the critical issues, contribute their expertise to the effort to create solutions, and set plans to put those solutions into practice.
  • The future success of every enterprise will be determined by its own leadership. In turn, the leaders' success depends on their ability to grasp today's fundamental challenges and to approach them with a commitment to a new level of excellence, as well as dispassionate judgment, broad thinking, and innovation.

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