Twelve Comments by Members of the Club of Budapest

Peter Russell . . . on the roots of the global crisis


As Ervin Laszlo makes clear, the global crisis we are now facing is, at its root, a crisis of consciousness. Certainly we need to do everything in our power to curb population growth and reduce the impact our technology has on the planet’s ecosystems. But we also need to ask why it is that one species out of millions—a species that considers itself the most intelligent species on this planet—can behave in ways that are clearly not in its long-term self-interest? To realize that we are threatening our own survival, and that of many other species, and then to continue with the very activities that are causing the problem, is nothing ...

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