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Do we really care?

03 March 2014 | Posted by bschmuelling

“Human activities are endangering the Earth’s capacity to sustain current and future generations”, was one statement at the UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment in 2005. We know all this. We read it in papers, see it in blockbusters movies, but still, nothing is happening. We continue with our life, business as usual. What is wrong with us? We bury our heads in the sand, close our eyes and wait. Wait for the hero to come? Do we really want to change or is it more the way Gardiner concludes in his article “The Perfect Moral Storm”: we just pretend to care. We actually do not care. Do we?

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John Burman
08 September 2014 6:37 am

Intelligent ideas are not welcome if they don’t make me money is the mantra. It is even worse if they might help others by cutting my existing profit. Utilities and politicians work to prevent, not promote solutions.

John Burman
08 September 2014 6:34 am

Regulations and codes are used as weapons. ‘Warbucks’ mentalities hold key positions and decisions deliberately negatively affecting innovators and entrepreneurship.

John Burman
08 September 2014 6:31 am

The business,or politically oriented don’t make altruistic moves.  The investments can’t be discarded. We’re using convoluted methods.Obstructing superior systems that cut potential profits; we can’t afford to suffer financially just to better the world. This is the mentality we face.

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Do we really care?

03 Mar 2014 | Posted by bschmuelling

“Human activities are endangering the Earth’s capacity to sustain current and future generations”, was one statement at the UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment in 2005. We know all this. We read it in papers, see it in blockbusters movies, but still, nothing is happening. We continue with our life, business as usual. What is wrong with us? We bury our heads in the sand, close our eyes and wait. Wait for the hero to come? Do we really want to change or is it more the way Gardiner concludes in his article “The Perfect Moral Storm”: we just pretend to care. We actually do not care. Do we?

Post a Comment

John Burman
08 September 2014 6:37 am

Intelligent ideas are not welcome if they don’t make me money is the mantra. It is even worse if they might help others by cutting my existing profit. Utilities and politicians work to prevent, not promote solutions.

John Burman
08 September 2014 6:34 am

Regulations and codes are used as weapons. ‘Warbucks’ mentalities hold key positions and decisions deliberately negatively affecting innovators and entrepreneurship.

John Burman
08 September 2014 6:31 am

The business,or politically oriented don’t make altruistic moves.  The investments can’t be discarded. We’re using convoluted methods.Obstructing superior systems that cut potential profits; we can’t afford to suffer financially just to better the world. This is the mentality we face.

 
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