Selfishness, Greed and Apathy

“I used to think the top global environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought with 30 years of good science we could address those problems, but I was wrong.

The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy – and to deal with these we need a spiritual and cultural transformation and we scientists don’t know how to do that.”

Gus Speth

2 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Yes yes yes !
    Them ways of society need to be broken down ?

  2. Greed, envy, power, selfishness – these have been with mankind since our first day. I agree with him that without these shifts, climate change can’t be controlled. I disagree if he thinks humans will overcome their most fundamental flaws.