This continues to be a very relevant article as we consider the upcoming new year — Stephen
Stephen Leahy, International Environmental Journalist
This article has been picked up and widely reported around the web and that’s great as long as it continues to have my name on it with a link to my website. (And if you like it, please help this work continue) — Stephen
By Stephen Leahy
VANCOUVER, Canada, Feb 20, 2012 (IPS)
Humanity’s failure to halt the deepening planetary emergency of climate change, extinctions of species and overconsumption of resources is a failure of imagination and mistaken beliefs that we act rationally.
The path to a truly sustainable future is through the muddy waters of emotions, values, ethics and most importantly, imagination, said artists and social scientists at the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference here in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“We don’t live in the real world but live only in the world we imagine,” said David Maggs, a concert pianist and Phd student at the
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