The Earth is Full (TED lecture by Paul Gilding)

March 1, 2012

This TED lecture by Paul Gilding should be translated into just about every language in the world and made available to the widest possible audience. It’s a frank discussion that needs to be had about our unsustainable economy and the inevitable crisis that human civilization faces.  It also cuts to the core of what this blog, The Examined Life, is all about. The message that Gilding presents is indeed dark, but he’s not a pessimist. In fact he thinks that the human species is remarkably creative and capable of adapting to life on an overcrowded planet. Like Al Gore in one of his TED lectures, Gilding thinks that the 21st century may be our finest hour. But he’s convinced that catastrophic changes are inevitable and approaching quickly.

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