Green Agenda

  • The environmental movement has been described as the largest and most influential social phenomenon in modern history. From relative obscurity just a few decades ago it has spawned thousands of organisations and claims millions of committed activists. Reading the newspaper today it is hard to imagine a time when global warming, resource depletion, environmental catastrophes and ’saving the planet’ were barely mentioned. They now rank among the top priorities on the social, political and economic global agenda.
  • Environmental awareness is considered to be the mark of any good honest decent citizen … (Global Revolution).

Turning Point; Global Revolution; Great Shift; Earth Charter; Sustainable Development; Gaia Hypothesis; Carbon Currency; New Economy; LinksWatchman’s Post;

Global Consciousness: In my previous article, the Green Web, I discussed various organizations that have been directly founded by Club of Rome members.

While researching for that article it became clear that a dramatic shift in emphasis and language has occurred. Reports produced by the CoR in the 1970’s and 80’s are replete with terms like new world order, global union, united earth community, global society, interdependence, sustainable development, masterplan, blueprint etc. Whereas the reports produced by these more recent organizations frequently refer to global consciousness, earth consciousness, wisdom, the global mind, the Gaia mind, global ethics, planetization, conscious evolution, the great awakening, the great transition and the great shift.

Before reading this article, I encourage the reader to peruse the Green Web and take special note of the membership list of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality. This organization is basically the CoR in another guise. Having successfully nurtured the concept that “the earth is facing an imminent catastrophic ecological collapse if human civilization continues on its current trajectory” they appear to now be fostering their final goal of “transforming humanity” in order to save Gaia from her greatest threat – humans.

“Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better … and the catastrophe towards which the world is headed – the ecological, social, and demographic breakdown of culture – will be inevitable.” – Vaclav Havel, Club of Rome executive member – link

Of course, as they themselves describe in The First Global Revolution, the threat of Global Warming has been selected as the ‘enemy’ to “unite humanity and change human behavior and attitudes.” As Gordon Brown recently stated “Climate change makes us all global citizens, we are truly all in this together.” Apart from ‘Global Warming’ it is hard to imagine a threat that is caused by humans, affects every part of the planet and can only be overcome by fundamentally transforming our society. It’s almost as if it was designed for the purpose … (full text).

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