Our Planetary Existential Crisis
Our planet and humankind are in danger. The warnings coming from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres could not be more unambiguous. He says we are heading “towards an unlivable world. We are on a fast track to climate disaster. Major cities under water. Unprecedented heatwaves. Terrifying storms. Widespread water shortages. The extinction of a million species of plants and animals. This is not fiction or exaggeration,” he continues. “It is what science tells us will result from our current energy policies. We are on a pathway to global warming of more than double the 1.5-degree limit agreed in Paris. If you care about justice, and our children’s future, I am appealing directly to you. Climate promises and plans must be turned into reality and action, now. It is time to stop burning our planet, and start investing in the abundant renewable energy all around us.”
David Korten is a philosopher and visionary. For several decades he was an insider in the development establishment. He worked for the Ford Foundation and USAID and taught at Harvard’s Graduate School of Business. Having severed his ties to the past, today he is a leading voice for economic and social justice. He is a co-founder of YES! magazine and author of When Corporations Rule the World, The Great Turning, Agenda for a New Economy and Change the Story, Change the Future.
Antoinette Bass –
I just heard this talk on the radio here in Oregon and I was saying to myself “Yes, Yes, that is what I believe too”! We have very little time left on the Great Earth if we don’t do something quickly! Of course this brought me to this platform on the computer. I will try and figure out how to listen to this brilliant channel. Thank you.
Melissa Martin –
Rose Siegle –
As I was thinking of starting to trim my huge IV hedge before the heat took over for the day, I turned on my old radio. When I heard David Korten’s talk I had to sit down to listen. It stopped me from thinking about my chores. A total Show Stopper!!! It’s a truth-telling wakeup call for everyone on this planet. I will share his talk with many others. I was totally captivated. Thank you!
NY Listener –
A welcome alternative to the usual crap on the air.
Listener in Washington state –
Heard David Korten. What a welcome relief from all the right-wing drivel that predominates.
New Mexico Listener –
A great, fantastic program.
Frank Livoti –
More good stuff David.
Alex de Schweinitz –
I am 75, and I need to add an automobile to my bicycle, bus and walking. Listening to David Korten this evening, I have made the determination to only purchase an electric vehicle. I want to study his lecture in order to continue changing myself and encourage others to change.
Nathan Good (verified owner) –
Listened today 6.17.22 on KRZA 88.7 The best ever, over the top slam dunk!
Thank you all,
Nathan in Crestone
Claire (verified owner) –
Brilliant and frightening.
VINDYA DONAHUE –
Brilliant show. I enjoyed this talk. Thank you very much.
Dionna Leffler –
Absolutely incredible, so articulate.
Listener in CA –
One of the most brilliant and comprehensive talks I’ve ever heard. Korten is amazing.