Yesterday I was and saw TEDxLive here i Gothenburg streaming live from TED 2012 Full Spectrum. The Session I was most interested in was Earth so I will talk about that one.
Save Sacred Headwaters
It stared with Wade Davis talking about saving Sacred Headwaters in Canada from an environmental disaster by exploiting it and turning it to a toxic wasteland. Please don’t ruin this nature because it can not be undone!
James Hansen on Climate Change
Later I saw James Hansen talking about the science behind climate change. It’s looking pretty grim and if the climate change spirals out of control there will be no end to the droughts and storms. The result is not enough food for earths population of 9 billion. 100% of the attendees where in favor for a CO2 tax.
Global meltdown – Fear will save us
Now on to the meat of my blog. By today the first two sessions from Tuesday have been put up too. First I saw Paul Gilding: The Earth is full.
We have known for at least 3 decades that we are going down and yet we haven’t done anything that points in the right direction. 2011 was the worst year ever here on earth for us.
So what are you going to answer when your children and grandchildren ask what did back in 2012. What did you do mom and dad?
Maybe fear is the only emotion that will see us through this. Things will get ugly and it will happen soon. When we feel fear and we fear loss we are capable of quite extraordinary things.
We are smart, in fact we really are quite amazing and we do love a good crisis. And the good news: This is a monster. We need accept our fear and then we need to act. We need to act like our future depends on it! We need to act like we only have one planet. We can be more, we can be much more.
What do we wanna be when we grow up on this planet? This could be our finest our!
Do we have Abundance hear on Earth?
I also saw Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future that actually talked before Paul Gilding. He is much more optimistic futurist.
Yes we have an amazing knowledge about how to save us self but we aren’t doing anything. Not nearly enough. Our knowledge in science and technology are amazing but we have to wield it for the good of the human race not for everyone’s own pleasure as we do today.
All this brings me back to Will Day and his speach from TEDxWWF last october: Is the world’s current economic model really sustainable?
The Earth will be fine! We will not!
I can only feel that to save us we need to come together like never before using the internet and social media to bring about a whole new society. A new global civilization. It is time to ReCivilize this planet with a ReCivilization like Don Tapscott said in his very long Global Keynote during Social Media Week 2 weeks ago.
Lets make the World Co-Op!
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