We Need An Ecological Civilisation Before It’s Too Late

Promises of “green growth” are magical thinking, writes Jeremy Lent…
*We need an Ecological Civilisation Before It’s Too Late* *In the face of climate breakdown and ecological overshoot, alluring promises of “green growth” are no more than magical thinking.* *In *

*this essay , Jeremy Lent , author of The Patterning Instinct – A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning , argues that we need to restructure the fundamentals of our global cultural/economic system to cultivate an “ecological civilisation”: one that prioritizes the health of living systems over short-term wealth production. *
*South Africans picket against new coal power stations at Energy Summit*
More than 40 individuals and representatives of various organisations – 350africa.org , Fossil Free South Africa , Project 90 by 2030 , Green Anglicans among others – picketed at the Energy Week Gas summit at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town on Tuesday morning. *read more >>> *
*WORD OF THE YEAR Solastalgia * *The psychic pain caused by climate change…*
*Native Knowledge: What Ecologists Are Learning from Indigenous People*
From Alaska to Australia, scientists are turning to the knowledge of traditional people for a deeper understanding of the natural world. What they are learning is helping them discover more about everything from melting Arctic ice, to protecting fish stocks, to controlling wildfires. *read more >>> * *VIDEO: Project 90 by 2030 YouLead Initiative*

Project 90 by 2030 is an environmental organisation working to fundamentally change how South Africans access and use energy, and thus speed up the transition to a low-carbon society. Project 90 by 2030’s YouLead initiative was developed to provide leadership skills to motivated individuals between the ages of 15-24 from the Western Cape.
It is an intensive 6-month climate change leadership programme where participants: – *Develop key leadership skills – Hone communication skills – Develop self-confidence and self-esteem – Acquire knowledge of environmental and climate change issues – Nurture an appreciation of the natural environment – Learn the benefits of staying fit and healthy – Connect with a network of young climate leaders globally – Work towards achieving their Bronze President’s Award.*
*read more >>> watch video >>> * *VIDEO: The Apocalypse Escape Plan of the 1 Percent*
*Doomsday prep is bigger than ever, and it’s all thanks to the one percent. Thomas Morton reports for VICE on HBO.* *Latest Climate Crisis News* *South Africa Needs Aggressive Climate Change Awareness Programmes – ENCA* *Climate Report Understates Threat – Bulletin of Atomic Scientists*
*Warming in Arctic Raises Fears of a ‘Rapid Unraveling’ of the Region – New York Times*
*The Race to Understand Antarctica’s Most Terrifying Glacier – Wired Magazine* *2019 Could Be the Hottest Year in Human History – The Weather Network* *From Insects to Starfish, We’re Edging Toward Biological Annihilation – TruthOut* *With $32 Trillion in Assets, Investors Demand Immediate Action on Climate Change – Forbes* *Extinction Rebellion Goes Global in Run-up to Week of Global Civil Disobedience – Guardian* *Copyright © 2018 Rainbow Warriors International, All rights reserved.* Because we have borrowed this earth from our children…
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