Previously the values that our society held towards the economy and the environment were such that it organised itself with government policies and
corporate decisions that facilitated the increased use of energy in order to increase economic growth. Though these policies and decisions did not
put a value on the environmental consequences of energy consumption and economic growth, those were likely good policies for those times.
That was the past. Today is much different.
We know and understand the environmental consequences of our policies and actions, and we need to re-organise ourselves to face the reality today
that all deleterious emissions into the atmosphere, into the water and into the soil, plus all destruction of biological habitat must cease.
We need to ask ourselves the question "How do we want to organise ourselves and our society to meet the reality of the future?".
The way that society has organised itself to face the past is not appropriate for today.
It is 2012. The time has come. We already have all the resources necessary to answer this question. We just need the will to do it.
The people who do not have the competency to answer this question or who do not wish to work together to answer this question must stand aside and
be silent for they stand in the way of the rest of us who do want to answer this question.
The biggest challenge to any change in life is the fear of change.
In making the requisite decisions for the future, we need to face this fear squarely, identify it, and then work together to overcome it.
To do anything less will likely cause our society to fail.
Policies, decisions and actions now need to value the environment and social cohesion just as much as they value the economy.
Everyone's input, decisions and actions into the goal and the steps to achieving the goals is critical.
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