A growing number of people are beginning to doubt neutrality of science and technology, and a predatory-oriented economics, politics and law.
Our mission – protection and preservation of Life on Earth
At some point we realize that humanity has strayed down a rabbit hole from which it cannot seem to emerge. This quagmire is the quasi-religious belief in the Church of Consumerism, with its clergy of advertising executives, bankers and economists, corporate CEOs, politicians, etc. We have evolved a defective ‘operating system’ that insists on infinite, accelerating economic growth despite the ecological costs – namely the destruction of Nature. Those who have signed or endorsed the Scientists’ Warning through this website have displayed a clear understanding of what is wrong and how we must head to avoid the worst of ecological destabilization that we have inflicted on Mother Earth. We are all therefore de facto members of what we are calling the Union of Concerned Citizens of Earth.
“The world will have to start listening to the good scientists and not the ones paid to justify dodgy developments.” – Greer Hart
Graeme Maxton is a best-selling author, speaker and writer on the biggest challenges facing humanity - climate change, environmental degradation, inequality, unemployment and poverty. He is a director of the Campaign Against Fossil Energy and a Full Member of the Club of Rome, where he was Secretary General between 2014 and 2018. His most recent book Reinventing Prosperity: Managing economic growth to reduce unemployment, inequality and climate change was written with Jorgen Randers. His newest book Change! Why we need a radical turnaround will be published in 2018.
We are beyond the question of whether or not climate change and the overuse of ecological resources lead to catastrophe.
Now the question is the extent of the catastrophe, and whether or not it will lead to a complete breakdown of our societies.
This affects us here and now. Climate change is happening. Species are becoming extinct at an alarming rate. Human lives are, and will be, lost. We must find solutions, and we must reverse course, NOW.
We Don’t Have Time to wait; we must act. NOW.
Foundation Earth is a think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. This is our humble beginning. Our mission is to bring an earth-centered economy into reality through a major rethinking of society implemented via outreach campaigns.
International think tank The Club of Budapest was founded in 1993 on the initiative of Ervin László, a Hungarian philosopher of science, a systems theorist and a leading integral theorist, as a partner organization to The Club of Rome, where László was active for many years. It is an international informal association of independent leading personalities from politics, business and science, men and women who are thinkers interested in contributing in a systemic interdisciplinary and holistic manner to a better world.
Future of Life Institute catalyzes and supports research and initiatives for safeguarding life and developing optimistic visions of the future, including positive ways for humanity to steer its own course considering new technologies and challenges.
Hnutí DUHA – Friends of the Earth Czech Republic is one of the largest and best-known Czech non-governmental environmental organizations. Hnutí DUHA advocates for better environmental policies, works with the public, policy makers, experts and journalists. It actively motivates people to make changes that limit pollution and conserve nature.
A community-powered learning library and alternative news center for people who want to change the world.
THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON GLOBALIZATION (IFG) is a North-South research and educational institution composed of leading activists, economists, scholars, and researchers providing analysis and critiques on the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization.