"Despite our achievements, we have yet to evolve into a species that adequately values equity, survivability and welfare." — earth.org/our-planets-trajecto


"We deliberately call these crises risks and not threats, because naming them threats would imply that there is an external force acting upon us, that the ultimate outcome is beyond our control or responsibility. A risk is a voluntary decision taken willfully based on an assessment of potential costs and benefits; it is a gamble."

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"By embarking upon what was clearly a destructive and unsustainable path, and refusing to change course even when the scientific evidence began imploring us to do so, our gamble has been rewarded with accelerating climate change and progressive environmental decay."

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