Engaging into the Fire

04/11/2013 17:20

by Chris Bache

The list of global problems humanity is facing is long and well-known: overpopulation, accelerating climate change, massive extinctions, air that is increasingly unfit to breathe and water unfit to drink, exhausted soil and less of it to farm, quickly depleting stocks of nonrenewable resources, vast disparities between those who have everything and those who have nothing, and so on. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the magnitude and complexity of these challenges. Some readers, tired of being confronted with problems they don’t know how to solve, turn aside whenever they see this list coming. And yet, as painful as it is, I believe we need to open to the full implications of the reality facing us. [Read more] ...