“Humans: The Real Threat To Life On Earth”

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from The Guardian): “Earth is home to millions of species. Just one dominates it. Us. Our cleverness, our inventiveness and our activities have modified almost every part of our planet. In fact, we are having a profound impact on it. Indeed, our cleverness, our inventiveness and our activities are now the drivers of every global problem we face. And every one of these problems is accelerating as we continue to grow towards a global population of 10 billion. In fact, I believe we can rightly call the situation we’re in right now an emergency – an unprecedented planetary emergency.

“We humans emerged as a species about 200,000 years ago. In geological time, that is really incredibly recent. Just 10,000 years ago, there were one million of us. By 1800, just over 200 years ago, there were 1 billion of us. By 1960, 50 years ago, there were 3 billion of us. There are now over 7 billion of us. By 2050, your children, or your children’s children, will be living on a planet with at least 9 billion other people. Sometime towards the end of this century, there will be at least 10 billion of us. Possibly more.

“We got to where we are now through a number of civilisation- and society-shaping ‘events,’ most notably the agricultural revolution, the scientific revolution, the industrial revolution and – in the West – the public-health revolution. …

“By this point initial signs of the consequences of our growth were starting to show. … There are now more than 7 billion of us on Earth. As our numbers continue to grow, we continue to increase our need for far more water, far more food, far more land, far more transport and far more energy. As a result, we are accelerating the rate at which we’re changing our climate. In fact, our activities are not only completely interconnected with but now also interact with, the complex system we live on: Earth. It is important to understand how all this is connected. …

“The only solution left to us is to change our behaviour, radically and globally, on every level.”

My Comment: It is gratifying to see how the awareness of the issues change: The cause is becoming more obvious—the human being; he must change his behavior! But how? There is no other method, but integral education and upbringing! This is because by doing so, a person attracts the influence of the upper Light on them, even if he has nothing to do with Kabbalah. By his actions to rise above his nature, he advances towards the properties of the Light. And thus, he attracts its influence to himself.

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