The continuing exponential deterioration of the world environment — the greenhouse effect, ozone layer depletion, desertification, exponential human population growth, air and water pollution, the pollution of the world’s oceans, loss of topsoil, the continuing loss of ancient forests throughout the world, and the rate of species extinction.

The violence already done to the earth is on a scale beyond all understanding….  how the industrial media have been able to convince so many people that if they just recycle they are “doing their part” for the environment, while they continue with their high-consumption lifestyles and all the other environmentally destructive practices that take place in industrial growth societies.

The wild ecosystems and species on the earth have intrinsic value and the right to exist and flourish and are also necessary for the ecological health of the planet and the ultimate well-being of humans.

Humanity must drastically scale down its industrial activities on Earth, change its consumption lifestyles, stabilize and then reduce the size of the human population by humane means, and protect and restore wild ecosystems and the remaining wildlife on the planet.

IN THIS NEW AGE OF visions promote mega technology solutions to economic and environmental ills and propose massive high-tech global management and development schemes for the biosphere.

We just don’t get it with piecemeal political/economic/legal/technological approaches to protecting the environment.

Depressing, isn’t it?

So to cheer you up here is my Christmas greeting.