©John Henry Clippinger, Ph.D.
With unfettered human growth, we can expect the extinction of at least 60% of today’s species and a largely uninhabitable planet within the next fifty years. Our time to curtail these trends is less than 20 years! Nature has given us an ultimatum. It is not a future problem; it is an immediate imperative. Yet denial and paralysis persist.
But they are not an option. The transition cannot be achieved in the usual manner. No supra-multi-national agency, no UN or any nation-state can prescribe nor impose a global solution; no Amazon, Google, Alibaba, Tesla, or mega-corp or collection of same can innovate our way to a viable future. No omnipotent state – China nor the US or coalition of same can meet the deadline.
Whatever the solution, it cannot entail the expansion of state or global governmental powers; nor the imposition of taxes, top-down regulations, entitlements, nor classic “free market” solutions. These remedies, whether democratically enacted or dictatorially imposed will not work at scale and are themselves, contributors to environmental degradation and economic inequity.
THERE ARE HOPEFUL HISTORICAL PRECEDENTS
Some of the most significant and rapid changes in Western society occurred through a series of natural micro-changes in the structure of social and economic networks.… Read the rest “A MANIFESTO FOR IMMEDIATE ACCELERATED TRANSITION: THE CENTRALITY OF TECH FOR A FEASIBLE AND EQUITABLE FUTURE”Read more →