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The Gary Null Show – 10.08.19

Advice from Veteran Voices of Protest to Young Climate Activists

Richard Gale and Gary Null PhD

Progressive Radio Network, October 8, 2019

Finally there are noticeable stirrings of a world awakening to the plight of civilization and a livable planet. After fifty years of false starts, a diverse community of independent voices are finally being heard en masse, such as Chris Hedges. Jane Goodall, Bill McKibben, Guy McPherson, Vandana Shiva, and more recently Greta Thunberg, Jamie Mangolin and other environmental youth leaders. We are being warned that our Western lifestyle as individual consumers, trapped in the fangs of neoliberal capitalist mythologies of infinite progress and development, are having an astronomically detrimental impact upon our earth’s finite resources and ecological diversity. Ultimately, as the MIT’s Limits of Growth report warned 47 years ago, continuing business-as-usual will have dire consequences. Unfortunately there is no concerted collective international effort to deal with humanity’s rate of consumption and addiction to economic growth

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