The GAIA Atlas I

‘We are a privileged generation, living at a great turning point in the story of humanity. Faced by multiplying crises, we are challenged to a creative endeavor surpassing that required of any earlier society.

To survive we must advance from a pioneer species which is aggressive, prolific, and greedy for resources, into a climax species which recognizes ecological limits, swaps assertiveness for co-operation, and expresses self-regulation as the golden rule.

After setting ourselves apart from nature we must become a part of nature again – truce, treaty and reconciliation – and so become a truly human kind. A challenge indeed, and one that requires a sweeping  revolution in how we act, think, feel; in how we use our technology; and above all in how we manage ourselves.’

‘We are a privileged generation, living at a great turning point in the story of humanity. Faced by multiplying crises, we are challenged to a creative endeavor surpassing that required of any earlier society.

To survive we must advance from a pioneer species which is aggressive, prolific, and greedy for resources, into a climax species which recognizes ecological limits, swaps assertiveness for co-operation, and expresses self-regulation as the golden rule.

After setting ourselves apart from nature we must become a part of nature again – truce, treaty and reconciliation – and so become a truly human kind. A challenge indeed, and one that requires a sweeping  revolution in how we act, think, feel; in how we use our technology; and above all in how we manage ourselves.’

– The GAIA Atlas of Planet Management