Created: 1995. Updated: 4 December, 2004

"Good planets are hard to find."

Is the Biosphere Really in Danger?

Over 1,500 members of national, regional, and international science academies from sixty-nine nations (including 100+ Nobel laureates) signed the "Warning to Humanity" issued on 18 November 1992.

concrete and asphalt from sea to oil-slick sea?
Quoting from the 1992 warning, "Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course ... many of our current practices put at serious risk the future that we wish for human society and the plant and animal kingdoms, and may so alter the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in the manner that we know."

Those are the stakes. What are we going to do about it?

Shall We Dance?

A wise woman once said:
You can say great things about life but another basic fact is that it's not always comfortable. There are a lot of difficult people and difficult situations in the world. And you have an emotional need to look at what's going on inside yourself and in the world around you -- at all the craziness -- and say, "I'm going to be happy anyway. I've made a conscious decision. We either cry or we dance. I've decided to dance."

So we dance. You, your friends, family, colleagues can be part of this healing dance for life on Earth. At an abstract level, this dance has five basic steps:
  1. Create the social and economic conditions that lead families to have fewer children.

  2. Redirect human living away from the extinction of fossil fuels, and agricultural land.

  3. Use energy, water and other earth resources more efficiently and carefully, recycling wherever possible.

  4. Maximize gender equality, giving women control over their own reproductive decisions.

  5. Minimize poverty.
At the practical, everyday level there are many things you can do today to be part of this.

Do you hear the music? Shall we dance?

Created: 17 April 95 by Wayne L. Pendley. Wayne also adapted the image on this page from an original provided by Corel Professional Photos on CD-ROM.

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