Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jeremy Rifkin on global issues and the future of our planet

Jeremy Rifkin is the author of The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis, a book that should be must reading for all human beings. He argues, in part, that empathy may well be the only thing that can save us as a species.

In this video he addresses some of the issues we face at the global level, particularly the environmental damage that threatens all of us, but especially the poorest people on the planet.

It's easy to get caught up in the notion that "all politics is local," and that is a powerful partial truth - but we must also be able to understand the interrelatedness of all peoples on this planet, the global impact of our way of life, our beliefs, our psychological health.

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