Ein globales Lösungsnetzwerk

NEW YORK – Große gesellschaftliche Veränderungen finden auf unterschiedliche Art statt. Ein technischer Durchbruch – die Dampfmaschine, Computer, das Internet – kann eine große Rolle dabei spielen. Visionäre wie Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. und Nelson Mandela können das Verlangen nach Gerechtigkeit aufkeimen lassen. Politische Führer können eine große Reformbewegung ins Rollen bringen, wie Franklin Roosevelt den New Deal.

Unsere eigene Generation muss dringend eine neue Ära des großen gesellschaftlichen Wandels vorantreiben. Dieses Mal müssen wir handeln, um die Erde vor einer von der Menschheit herbeigeführten Umweltkatastrophe zu retten.

Jeder von uns spürt diese Herausforderung fast täglich. Hitzewellen, Dürren, Überschwemmungen, Waldbrände, schrumpfende Gletscher, verschmutzte Flüsse und extreme Unwetter suchen den Planeten aufgrund menschlicher Aktivitäten in dramatisch ansteigender Häufigkeit heim. Unsere Weltwirtschaft mit einem jährlichen Volumen von 70 Billionen US-Dollar unterwirft die natürliche Umgebung einem noch nie zuvor dagewesenen Druck. Wir werden neue Technologien, Verhaltensweisen und eine neue, auf soliden Beweisen fußende Ethik benötigen, um die weitere wirtschaftliche Entwicklung umweltverträglich zu gestalten.

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