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Macroshift by Arthur Charles Clarke, Ervin Laszlo

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Decisive Factors in Today’s Macroshift

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AS WE ENTER THE THIRD MILLENNIUM the kinds of relations that have evolved between people, and between people and nature, create increased tensions, conflicts, and crises. Both sets of relations—the ecological as well as the social—are now unsustainable. To bring today’s macroshift to a safe conclusion and pull ourselves up by our bootstraps to a more balanced post-Logos civilization, we must understand and reckon with these “unsustainabilities.”

Ecological Unsustainabilities

Unsustainable relations have evolved on this planet between human societies and nature as a consequence of the unfolding of two basic trends:

  • the rapid growth of demand by a growing population for the planet’s physical ...

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