Noam Chomsky: Confluence of Challenges: The Fate of the Human ExperimentLIVE
The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI) presents the 2021 Distinguished Public Lecture Series.
We live at a moment of extraordinary challenges, unique in human history: environmental catastrophe, nuclear war, new pandemics, all too many others. Crucially, for each imminent crisis we know of feasible solutions, which can lead to a better world. What we do not know is whether humans, who have the fate of the world in their hands, have the moral and intellectual capacity to rise to the challenge and do what must be done. And soon. There can be no delay. If they fail, the human experiment will be heading inexorably towards an inglorious end, bringing down much else with it. Nancy Fraser will serve as respondent.
Watch highlights of Extinction Rebellion’s ‘Make The Wave’ campaign, as over 100 UK coastal communities from Edinburgh to Eastbourne and Swansea to Southend warn they are drowning in empty promises and call on G7 leaders to ACT NOW on climate breakdown.
Starting in Scotland and rippling down the coast to Cornwall, with contributions from Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, and across the oceans in The Pacific Islands and Indonesia, ‘Make the Wave’ is part of a wider set of G7-related actions. It sends a clear signal, to Boris Johnson and G7 summit delegates representing several billion citizens, that ordinary people demand greater, immediate action to tackle the climate and ecological emergency.
Join Extinction Rebellion in holding the G7 nations to account in Cornwall, 11-13 June. To find out how you can get involved, at the talks or in your home region, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/16298….
On 15 September 2020, UNEP and FAO launched the strategy guiding implementation of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, led by the United Nations Environment Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and partners covers terrestrial as well as coastal and marine ecosystems. A global call to action, it will draw together political support, scientific research and financial muscle to massively scale up restoration. Read more: www.restorationdecade.org Join us in building a #GenerationRestoration
Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated every year on 5 June, engaging governments, businesses and citizens in an effort to address pressing environmental issues. This year, millions of people will be celebrating digitally, worldwide. Find out more at: https://www.worldenvironmentday.globa…
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
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