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One day I want to be as composed and moderate as Post Carbon Institute Fellow Bill Rees who appears in the video below. I think there is enough justification to be emotionally explosive about the dramatic reality he describes, precisely because of how real it is. Bill is a source of inspiration not just in the scientific sense but also at the emotional level. Behind his refined and corteous professor demeanor lies a visible flame of outrage, passion and justice.

The message Bill provides is liquid gold, so concentrated and rich that it becomes precious. I feel I must not allow myself to run the risk of taking away anything you may get from his discussion by adding my own thoughts. If you read me enough you will realize I am on his page. Enjoy the potent flavor of truth.

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I would greatly appreciate if you watched this debate from last week between Bill McKibben and Alex Epstein on this fascinating topic and give me your opinion and questions.

Thanks,

Ruben

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New York’s devastation by Hurricane Sandy is the latest reminder of the cost of inaction when it comes to climate change. This is a great time to revisit the study performed in 2010 by Sir Nicholas Stern on the effect of climate change on the world economy.

As the effects of climate change pile up, I trust we will eventually see a shift in media and public opinion that will force corporations and politicians  to address climate change. It may take too long and great losses before we as a society get serious about changing our current (collision) course and take decisive global and local action. Let’s challenge that scenario and help society wake up!

We are lucky to live in a time where we have an unprecedented potential to transform our relationship to Nature starting with our own human nature. We have at the tip of our fingers access to  knowledge and communication our parents would have never dreamed of. We have human, technical and economic resources that can allow us to restore the environment and life itself. The human potential to co-create and co-evolve is still untapped and enormous. Now this opportunity is not without an equal amount of risk. We can also lose it all, if allow our lower instincts, fears and addictions  take us through the wrong path or keep us long enough in the current collision path.

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