Gus Speth, a US advisor on climate change said “I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”
Discuss: Do you agree with Gus Speth that a cultural and spiritual transformation is needed?
What are the differences between cultural and spiritual? Does, or should, your organisation get involved in the spiritual?
What can your organisation do to help scientists tackle these problems at the root of the environmental crisis?