Key 8 - Planetary Stewardship

"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew."
Marshall McLuhan

"... 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)
"All human beings on Earth are my family."

"The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think."

— Gregory Bateson


"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 ph.d.  - from 'Journey to Earthland -  The great transition to planetary civilization'

The Earth Charter

The Earth Constitution

© 2017 Richard Henry Whitehurst

All photos of Earth from space are courtesy of NASA.

All quotes by astronauts courtesy of the books: (1) The Overview Effect by Frank White - and - (2) The Home Planet by Kevin W. Kelly.