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For all the damage they’ve inflicted on their one and only home, many human beings reflect on where they’ve gone wrong, and the major changes they’ll have to embrace in order to survive. Here are a few voices we’ve managed to capture.
Astonishingly, the so-called ‘human’ species appropriates about twenty percent of its planet’s net productive capacity. Humanity’s insatiable consumptive thirst will have profound impact on the future development of life on Earth.
Earth’s land surfaces are crisscrossed by mountains of great beauty — objects of wonderment and veneration for some, and greed for others.
Human beings are deeply dependent on motorized machines to move themselves around. Trillions of these things now choke a vast and growing network of so-called “roads,” getting into deadly accidents and polluting the planet’s atmosphere.
Human beings can’t decide whether to cherish trees or chop them down. This seems to be the take-away message in a tenth transmission we’ve just picked up from a far-off planet in crisis.
One of Earth’s tens of millions of species has been mining colossal volumes of organic matter buried for ages, and burning the stuff for fuel — raising the surface temperature of their planet to a level higher than any time in the past.
Earth is home to an astonishingly diverse array of creatures — as the voices in this captured transmission recount — but the planet appears to be in the midst of a huge crash.
A former senior justice official of Earth’s most powerful nation vents his rage at the war machine his country has become.
Death and taxes are two things Earthlings say they can always count on. They face another cold truth – less predictable, but all-embracing, each and every day till they die: constant change.