Climate in CrisisDate: 4/22/2014
Greenhouse gases building in the atmosphere. Rising sea levels from melting polar ice caps. Searing heat waves. Torrential flooding. Severe droughts. Welcome to planet earth in 2025!
It's not a pretty picture, but it may be our future if the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is right. Is there time for the “radical change” and the nature-centered leadership that Alvernia Professor Spencer S. Stober is calling for? It may be one of our last hopes.
"Nature-centered leadership" is a term Stober coined to describe an intentional movement toward a healthier balance between nature and human nature. “We need to increasingly subordinate our needs as humans to the needs of the planet to maintain a healthy environment,” Stober said. “And we need more economists to start putting natural capital into the global economic conversation. Some of these ideas may seem radical, but the times call for it.”
Through initially sharing stories and knowledge, he hopes to get people to think differently about their relationship with the planet, and more importantly — do something about it.
His latest book, co-authored with doctoral students Tracey Brown and Sean Cullen is entitled “Nature-centered Leadership: An Aspirational Narrative.”
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