Despite 50 years of warnings about global warming, humankind has yet to grasp the urgency for change. Meanwhile, Earth’s population is continuing to live beyond its means. Environmental activist Paul Gilding paints a bleak picture of the not-so-distant future that will befall each nation unless society can mobilize a rapid response. getAbstract recommends Gilding’s fear-evoking yet optimistic insights to economists, environmentalists and individuals interested in conservation.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the Earth is “eating itself alive,”
- Why economic growth will end, and
- How innovation and problem solving will only be effective if change occurs immediately.
About the Speaker
Environmental activist Paul Gilding is a writer and former CEO of Greenpeace.
Comment on this summary
3 years agomajority of the worlds population are greedy & none of those greedy people will ever TRULLY care unless the our planet has reached its limit.
4 years agoI didn't see the TED video from Paul Gilding, But, I can imagine this as a kind of complain or some kind of normal behavior of people. There're no substitution or plan how we could react ASAP to prevent the rapid spending. He's telling the big warning for the people's indifference about the planet but, the summary is just same as the headline.