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37 Ecological Crisis Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Ecological Crisis Sayings By Brian McLaren: From this vantage point, Christianity has nothing - absolutely nothing - to teach Indigenous people From this vantage point, Christianity has nothing - absolutely nothing - to teach Indigenous people about how to live in a good way on this land. In fact, Christians have only demonstrated that there is something profoundly wrong with the cosmology and worldview behind more than five centuries of carnage - carnage that has yet to even slow down. Christians have so much negative history and dogma to overcome within their own tradition, I do not believe the religion is even salvageable. The world is deep in the throes of an ecological crisis based in Western economies of hyper-exploitation. The planet will not survive another 500 years of Christian domination. — Brian McLaren
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Ecological Crisis Sayings By Howard Zinn: The ecological crisis in the world had become so obviously serious that Pope John Paul The ecological crisis in the world had become so obviously serious that Pope John Paul II felt the need to rebuke the wealthy classes of the industrialized nations for creating that crisis: Today, the dramatic threat of ecological breakdown is teaching us the extent to which greed and selfishness, both individual and collective, are contrary to the order of creation. — Howard Zinn
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Ecological Crisis Sayings By Fritjof Capra: At this point in our global ecological crisis, the survival of humanity will require a At this point in our global ecological crisis, the survival of humanity will require a fundamental shift in our attitude toward nature: from finding out how we can dominate and manipulate nature to how we can learn from her. In this brilliant and hopeful book, Jay Harman shows us how far the new field of Biomimicry has already progressed toward this goal. The Shark's Paintbrush makes for fascinating and joyful reading - much needed in these dark times. — Fritjof Capra
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Ecological Crisis Sayings By Mikhail Gorbachev: The ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and The ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren't enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage. — Mikhail Gorbachev
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Ecological Crisis Sayings By Allen Hershkowitz: The ecological challenges we face are the result of billions of ecologically ignorant decisions made The ecological challenges we face are the result of billions of ecologically ignorant decisions made by billions of people over centuries. To address the climate crisis, we now need billions of people to make ecologically intelligent decisions. — Allen Hershkowitz
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Ecological Crisis Sayings By Naomi Klein: the task is to articulate not just an alternative set of policy proposals but an the task is to articulate not just an alternative set of policy proposals but an alternative worldview to rival the one at the heart of the ecological crisis - embedded in interdependence rather than hyper-individualism, reciprocity rather than dominance, and cooperation rather than hierarchy. — Naomi Klein
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Ecological Crisis Sayings By Michael Parenti: Ecology's implications for capitalism are too momentous for the capitalist to contemplate. The plutocrats are Ecology's implications for capitalism are too momentous for the capitalist to contemplate. The plutocrats are more wedded to their wealth than to the Earth upon which they live, more concerned with the fate of their fortunes than with the fate of humanity. The present ecological crisis has been created by the few at the expense of the many. — Michael Parenti
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Ecological Crisis Sayings By Pope John Paul II: The seriousness of ecological degradation lays bare the depth of man's moral crisis ... Simplicity, The seriousness of ecological degradation lays bare the depth of man's moral crisis ... Simplicity, moderation, and discipline as well as the spirit of sacrifice must become a part of everyday life. — Pope John Paul II
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Ecological Crisis Sayings By Bella Abzug: Women's struggle for equality worldwide is about more than equality between men and women. Our Women's struggle for equality worldwide is about more than equality between men and women. Our struggle is about reversing the trends of social, economic, political, and ecological crisis - a global nervous breakdown! Our struggle is about creating sustainable lives and attainable dreams. — Bella Abzug
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Ecological Crisis Sayings By Pegi Eyers: Animism is the way humanity has been deeply connected to the land and its seasonal Animism is the way humanity has been deeply connected to the land and its seasonal cycles for millennia, in rapport and conversation with the animals, plants, elements, Ancestors and earth spirits. The opposite of animism is the "cult of the individual" so celebrated in modern society, and the loss of the animist worldview is at the root of our spiritual disconnect and looming ecological crisis. Human beings are just one strand woven into the complex systems of Earth Community, and the animistic perspective is fundamental to the paradigm shift, and the recovery of our own ancestral wisdom. — Pegi Eyers
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Ecological Crisis Sayings By Timothy Morton: The ecological crisis we face is so obvious that it becomes easy ... to join The ecological crisis we face is so obvious that it becomes easy ... to join the dots and see that everything is interconnected. This is the ecological thought. And the more we consider it, the more our world opens up." The ecological thought " ... is a vast, sprawling mesh of interconnection without a definite center or edge. It is radical intimacy, coexistence with other beings, sentient and otherwise. — Timothy Morton
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Pope Benedict XVI: The ecological crisis shows the urgency of a solidarity which embraces time and space ... The ecological crisis shows the urgency of a solidarity which embraces time and space ... A greater sense of intergenerational solidarity is urgently needed. Future generations cannot be saddled with the cost of our use of common environmental resources. — Pope Benedict XVI
Ecological Crisis Sayings By T. Colin Campbell: Let's start with the most prominent ecological crisis of our time: global warming. When you Let's start with the most prominent ecological crisis of our time: global warming. When you look seriously at the numbers, you find that switching from a meat-based to a plant-based diet would do more to curb and reverse global warming than any other initiative. — T. Colin Campbell
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Lynn Townsend White Jr.: More science and more technology are not going to get us out of the present More science and more technology are not going to get us out of the present ecological crises until we find a new religion, or rethink our old one. — Lynn Townsend White Jr.
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Lesslie Newbigin: To maintain, in this new situation, the old missionary attitude is not merely inexcusable but To maintain, in this new situation, the old missionary attitude is not merely inexcusable but positively dangerous. In a world threatened with nuclear war, a world facing a global ecological crisis, a world more and more closely bound together in its cultural and economic life, the paramount need is for unity, and an aggressive claim on the part of one of the world's religions to have the truth for all can only be regarded as treason against the human race. — Lesslie Newbigin
Ecological Crisis Sayings By David Quammen: Make no mistake, they are connected, these disease outbreaks coming one after another. And they Make no mistake, they are connected, these disease outbreaks coming one after another. And they are not simply happening to us; they represent the unintended results of things we are doing. They reflect the convergence of two forms of crisis on our planet. The first crisis is ecological, the second is medical. — David Quammen
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Charles Eisenstein: Contemporaneous with the financial crisis we have an ecological crisis and a health crisis. They Contemporaneous with the financial crisis we have an ecological crisis and a health crisis. They are intimately interlinked. We cannot convert much more of the earth into money, or much more of our health into money, before the basis of life itself is threatened. — Charles Eisenstein
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Pope Benedict XVI: The current economic crisis ... has numerous causes and sends a powerful message about the The current economic crisis ... has numerous causes and sends a powerful message about the need for a profound revision of the model of global economic development. It's an acute symptom that is added to other more grave and already well-known ones, such as the continued imbalance between wealth and poverty, the scandal of hunger, the ecological emergency and the problem of unemployment, which has now become general. In this context a strategic re-launching of agriculture appears decisive. — Pope Benedict XVI
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Murray Bookchin: Nor do piecemeal steps however well intended, even partially resolve problems that have reached a Nor do piecemeal steps however well intended, even partially resolve problems that have reached a universal, global and catastrophic character. If anything, partial 'solutions' serve merely as cosmetics to conceal the deep seated nature of the ecological crisis. They thereby deflect public attention and theoretical insight from an adequate understanding of the depth and scope of the necessary changes. — Murray Bookchin
Ecological Crisis Sayings By William E. Rees: We do not have an ecological crisis. The ecosphere has a human crisis. Our 'story' We do not have an ecological crisis. The ecosphere has a human crisis. Our 'story' about our place in the scheme of things has somehow gone awry in the industrial age ... — William E. Rees
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Vandana Shiva: We can and must respond creatively to the triple crisis and simultaneously overcome dehumanization, economic We can and must respond creatively to the triple crisis and simultaneously overcome dehumanization, economic inequality, and, ecological catastrophe. — Vandana Shiva
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Rene Dubos: It is not man the ecological crisis threatens to destroy but the quality of human It is not man the ecological crisis threatens to destroy but the quality of human life. — Rene Dubos
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Jean Houston: The ecological crisis is doing what no other crisis in history has ever done - The ecological crisis is doing what no other crisis in history has ever done - challenging us to a realization of a new humanity. — Jean Houston
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Naomi Klein: Climate change is like that; it's hard to keep it in your head for very Climate change is like that; it's hard to keep it in your head for very long. We engage in this odd form of on-again-off-again ecological amnesia for perfectly rational reasons. We deny because we fear that letting in the full reality of this crisis will change everything. And we are right.5 — Naomi Klein
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Rowan Williams: Our present ecological crisis, the biggest single practical threat to our human existence in the Our present ecological crisis, the biggest single practical threat to our human existence in the middle to long term, has, religious people would say, a great deal to do with our failure to think of the world as existing in relation to the mystery of God, not just as a huge warehouse of stuff to be used for our convenience. — Rowan Williams
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Jonathan Ott: I firmly believe that contemporary spiritual use of entheogenic drugs is one of humankind's brightest I firmly believe that contemporary spiritual use of entheogenic drugs is one of humankind's brightest hopes for overcoming the ecological crisis from which we threaten the biosphere and jeopardize our own survival, for Homo sapiens is close to the head of the list of endangered species. — Jonathan Ott
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Al Gore: And just as the false assumption that we are not connected to the earth has And just as the false assumption that we are not connected to the earth has led to the ecological crisis, so to the equally false assumption that we arenot connected to each other that has led to our social crisis. — Al Gore
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Pope John Paul II: Certain elements of today's ecological crisis reveal its moral character. First among these is the Certain elements of today's ecological crisis reveal its moral character. First among these is the indiscriminate application of advances in science and technology. Many recent discoveries have brought undeniable benefits to humanity. Indeed, they demonstrate the nobility of the human vocation to participate responsibly in God's creative action in the world. Unfortunately, it is now clear that the application of these discoveries in the fields of industry and agriculture have produced harmful long-term effects. — Pope John Paul II
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Jason Alexander: Life and families and babies are all joyous gifts. But if we do not begin Life and families and babies are all joyous gifts. But if we do not begin to truly account for our numbers, we will surely create an ecological crisis that will only lead to anguish and despair. — Jason Alexander
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Jonathan Schell: The nuclear peril is usually seen in isolation from the threats to other forms of The nuclear peril is usually seen in isolation from the threats to other forms of life and their ecosystems, but in fact it should be seen at the very center of the ecological crisis, as the cloud-covered Everest of which the more immediate, visible kinds of harm to the environment are the mere foothills. — Jonathan Schell
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Pope John Paul II: The ecological crisis is a moral issue. The ecological crisis is a moral issue. — Pope John Paul II
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Rosemary Radford Ruether: Women must see that there can be no liberation for them and no solution to Women must see that there can be no liberation for them and no solution to the ecological crisis within a society whose fundamental model of relationships continues to be one of domination. They must unite the demands of the women's movement with those of the ecological movement to envision a radical reshaping of the basic socioeconomic relations and the underlying values of this [modern industrial] society. — Rosemary Radford Ruether
Ecological Crisis Sayings By James W. Sire: A case can certainly be made that Christians bear a major responsibility for our ecological A case can certainly be made that Christians bear a major responsibility for our ecological crisis. But the fault is not their biblical but their unbiblical view of nature. Christians have long failed to understand what the Bible really teaches concerning nature and our responsibility for it. For this there is no excuse. Repentance must be our first response. Our second response must then be to right the wrongs of our faulty understanding and act accordingly. We are all responsible to know what can be known of God's will for nature, and we are then responsible to act on that knowledge. — James W. Sire
Ecological Crisis Sayings By James Howard Kunstler: The immersive ugliness of the built environment in the USA is entropy made visible. It The immersive ugliness of the built environment in the USA is entropy made visible. It indicates not simple carelessness but a vivid drive toward destruction, decay and death: the stage-set of a literal "death trip," of a society determined to commit suicide. Far from being a mere matter of aesthetics, suburbia represents a compound economic catastrophe, ecological debacle, political nightmare, and spiritual crisis - for a nation of people conditioned to spend their lives in places not worth caring about. — James Howard Kunstler
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Vandana Shiva: The abuse of the Earth is the ecological crisis. The abuse of the Earth is the ecological crisis. — Vandana Shiva
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Vandana Shiva: Although two thirds of our planet is water, we face an acute water shortage. The Although two thirds of our planet is water, we face an acute water shortage. The water crisis is the most pervasive , most severe, and most invisible dimension of the ecological devastation of the earth. — Vandana Shiva
Ecological Crisis Sayings By Wayne Teasdale: If the ecological crisis, for example, is to be solved and if we are to If the ecological crisis, for example, is to be solved and if we are to promote genuine justice and thus bring real peace to the planet-and with it the possibility of improving lives on every level, not just economically, socially, and politically, but spiritually, psychologically, and intellectually-then, just on a practical level, we need to have all of the religions working together. — Wayne Teasdale