The children of today, as well as future generations are pleading with us...
If there is anything that the planetary overview tells us as a collective,
as a species, it is that we are all in this together
and that our planetary context, our life support system
- Spaceship Earth - is limited, vulnerable
and in immediate need of regenerative attention.
Our individual role must include that of the custodian, the caretaker, the protector, the guardian,
and the defender. Humanity needs to wake up to 'the new story' that Planet Earth is telling all of us
through 'Her' stunning beauty and Her profound nature as an interconnected and synergistic
self-regulating living system. As is said in everyday wisdom, 'a picture is worth a thousand words.'
Contemplate the photographic and video images of Earth that the human space programs
have afforded us. Think and feel deeply into the realities of the planetary overview.
You matter. What you are and what you do matters.
Know with certainty that you feed the field.
"The Key is WE!"
- Astronaut Ron Garan
Key 8 - Planetary Stewardship
Caring for our Spaceship and its life support Systems
"We are the minds
and stewards of
the living world.
Our ultimate future
depends on that
— E. O. Wilson
"... each present-day human has exactly the same set of genealogical ancestors."
Douglas L. T. Rohde PhD - Steve Olson - Joseph T. Chang PhD
(Published in: NATURE - 'Modelling the Recent Common Ancestry of All Living Humans' (September 2004)
"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew."
- Marshall McLuhan
1. All human beings on Earth are literally one genetic family.
2. All human beings on Earth are crew of Spaceship Earth.
"The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think."
— Gregory Bateson
- THINK PLANETARY -
Become a Planetary Human
4 Expressions of Organized Planethood
"Now the modern era itself confronts a deep structural crisis induced by its contradictions and
limitations: perpetual growth on a finite planet, political fragmentation in an interdependent world,
widening chasms between the privileged and the excluded, and a stifling culture of consumerism.
In our time, an exhausted modernity is relinquishing the stage. A third macro-shift in
the human condition is underway with implications as far-reaching as those of previous
great transformations. History has entered The Planetary Phase of Civilization."
— Paul Raskin PhD - from Journey to Earthland: The Great Transition to Planetary Civilization
"The great changes in the world are like the whispering of the dove."