“This is no time to be wearing rose-colored glasses”

As I write this, we are just a few short months from exceeding a global population of 7 BILLION hungry human beings on this tired little blue marble.

Many of the intricate systems for food, water, and energy supply upon which our survival depends grow ever more UNsustainable with every birth and with the accelerating consumption of very limited deposits of non-renewable resources.

Human civilization has reached a tipping point, if not a point of no return.

We are far exceeding the carrying capacity of this planet and the compounding environmental stresses we are causing are just beginning to become very obvious to scientists and non-scientists alike.

My name is Marc and I am one of those concerned scientists reading the writing on the glacial walls.

I am very worried about the possible bleak future the many inter-related signs are foreshadowing.

I have noticed many changes even on a local scale here in beautiful Upstate South Carolina in the foothills of the oldest mountain range in the world, the Appalachians.

Weather patterns are becoming more extreme. Habitat is quickly being destroyed. Species are on the move. Biodiversity is deteriorating rapidly. And the band of human pollution and encroachment marches on.

What signs of environmental degradation and climate change are you seeing in your neck of the woods?

The only upshot to the signs now becoming obvious is that more and more people every day are waking up to a new sense of urgency about the need for everyone to move toward a new era of global sustainability.

It will not be an easy journey. Religious dogma…political stalemates…apathetic citizens…and overall ignorance all retard progress toward a more sustainable civilization.

We in the United States have already witnessed how profoundly difficult the process of uprooting old well-entrenched short-sighted thinking has been. We are like Ostriches with our heads buried deep in the Saudi Arabian desert sand.

Raising awareness and education is key to getting a majority of we 7 billion people on board the sustainability train. I hope to do my small part and I hope you will too.

As a naturalist, conservationist, and environmentalist myself, I created Ecolicity.com to share my passions for simple sustainable green living strategies which provides answers to the growing urgency to go green and create positive worldwide change.

So welcome to Ecolicity fellow green Earthling. I hope you visit and comment often because there is a world of good we can do.


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