We need a sea-change in our relationship with our natural world to survive the current environmental crisis. Although we feel inadequate to provide answers to the problems, we cannot help having hope. It amazes us that so much life has survived and keeps reproducing in the forgotten golden forest.
I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that. Therefore, more than ever, it comes down to you and I, to us. Gus Speth – US Advisor on climate change.