We are, of course, witnessing what some people call the sixth great extinction event -- the continued erosion of much of the Earth’s vital biodiversity caused by a whole host of pressures, from the rising demand for land to the corrosive effects of all kinds of pollution. This is an important point that needs to be stressed more than it is, because its ultimate impact is plainly not at all clear to most people -- without the biodiversity that is so threatened, we won't be able to survive ourselves.Just what we need: a self-important, hereditary Prince to instruct the rest of us on capitalism and "the natural order of things" -- so as to return to the stone age. Glad I'm a "republican."
The Earth is also being depleted of many of her natural resources, from top soil to fish, and if we carry on as if it's "business as usual", we will receive a dangerously diminishing return from Nature’s capital that will begin to threaten our very survival. . .
The result of our spiritual or inner disconnection is that society condones a system that depletes the very natural capital which is actually the fundamental foundation of capitalism itself. And notice how the more vigorously we pursue unlimited growth, the more success we think we have achieved! This is a very fundamental flaw which, as I say, I believe is borne out of the great distance we have put between ourselves and the natural order of things.
(via Planet Gore)