Enduring Principles in a Changing Ecosystem: Revolutionary Metaphors for Human Survival in an Evolutionary World | EV & N – 312 | CCTV




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Humans did not create the ecosystem. We do not understand it. We cannot control it. We must not destroy it. Yet this is what we are doing.

As the world water crisis illustrates, as a species we seem intent upon pursuing projects and behaviors that directly destroy our collective life support systems.  This cannot — and will not — persist for long.

To survive we will need to adopt radically new metaphors to guide our behavior and allow us to understand how we can function within the biogeochemical cycling system that has emerged in the fullness of time from Earth’s evolutionary history.

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Published on May 4, 2019

Published on May 4, 2019



“Ethical Principles for Smart Growth: Steps Toward an Ecological Ten Commandments,” in Terry S. Szold and Armando Carbonell, Smart Growth: Form and Consequences, (Cambridge, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2002), pp. 180-191.


For a discussion of the revolutionary principles and the current actiona of “Extinction Rebellion” see:


“In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

G. Orwell

Published on Apr 16, 2019

The 10 Working Principles of Extinction Rebellion https://Rebellion.Earth/who-we-are/#p…

1. We have a shared vision of change
2. We set our mission on what is necessary
3. We need a re-generative culture
4. We hopefully challenge ourselves, and this toxic system
5. We value reflection and learning
6. We welcome everyone, and every part of everyone into Extinction Rebellion
7. We actively mitigate for power
8. We avoid blaming and shaming
9. We are a non-violent movement
10. We are based on autonomy and de-centralization

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