Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Dialectic - From Boom to Bust to Healing

As Roy Morrison told us yesterday at the New England College Renewable Energy Forum, there is a dialectic at work today, the same one referred to in this essay by Thomas Friedman in the New York Times, The Inflection is Near.  Never before has it been so clear that the biosphere and the social sphere are interdependent and that our planetary impact as a species has to be reconciled with the need for planetary healing. In other words, we've got to tune in to Mother Earth, people. We tree huggers are right, have been right, and now is our moment to proclaim at last. WE TOLD YOU SO. Loud and clear. All at once.

The same Gaiain mojo that brought us Barack Obama post George W. Bust has brought us to the moment when it is clear we can now begin to turn this ship around.