Can the Human Race Save Itself from Self-destruction?

Blog entry from the blog of Guyana-born Rosaliene Bacchus.

Three Worlds One Vision

Earth taken by Russian weather satellitePlanet Earth – Image taken by a Russian weather satellite
Source: Live Science Online

We all belong to the human race or human species: Homo sapiens. Black, brown, white or yellow, we are bound together as one on Planet Earth. Traveling at 67,000 mph or 18.6 mps around the Sun, our Spaceship Earth is a beautiful, tiny, fragile planet with a paper-thin atmosphere. The few privileged individuals who have seen Earth from outer space share an awareness of our home planet as a living, breathing organism. (See the video, Overview).

We are all part of this organism. There is no separateness, only what we have created in our skewed conception of who we are and our place in the world. Growing inequality in the world’s richest, most powerful nation and across our planet is a signal of distress. If we want to survive, we have to start thinking…

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  • gigi  On 08/30/2013 at 1:37 pm

    …”Our global human population has grown beyond levels that can be supported by our planet. Natural disasters, famine, and disease have not contained this growth.”…

    I believe the line was meant to read …”beyond levels that [CANNOT] be supported by our planet.”

    One of the major perils of advanced development is unsustainable population growth and man’s selfishness and greed. We are now at the cusp where machines have replaced the need for humans – making the need for a large human population unnecessary, science/medicine contributed by preventing and delaying natural deaths, adding to this dilemma. On top of that, we have adopted a careless and selfishness to procreate to achieve personal financial gain without thinking through the welfare and care of the innocent lives at stake. Then there is the overall denigration of values and morals fueled by this nihilist mindset. To live is one thing…to live a decent, caring, and considerate life is another….

    • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 08/30/2013 at 3:59 pm

      Gigi, thanks for calling attention to the ‘can’ error.
      Yes, our progress in science and medicine has contributed greatly to our population explosion. We have to address this unsustainable growth but religious and other cultural values pose great challenges.

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