The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised and Updated: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It's Too Late
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While everything appears to be collapsing around us -- ecodamage, genetic engineering, virulent diseases, the end of cheap oil, water shortages, global famine, wars -- we can still do something about it and create a world that will work for us and for our children’s children. The inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio’s web movie Global Warning, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight details what is happening to our planet, the reasons for our culture’s blind behavior, and how we can fix the problem. Thom Hartmann’s comprehensive book, originally published in 1998, has become one of the fundamental handbooks of the environmental activist movement. Now, with fresh, updated material and a focus on political activism and its effect on corporate behavior, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight helps us understand--and heal--our relationship to the world, to each other, and to our natural resources.
stand up straight. He was not allowed to wash or change his clothes for six months, although he was infested with lice and fleas, and every day during this period of his imprisonment he was subjected to the church’s “circular discipline.” Daily, he would be removed from his cupboard and stripped of his shirt. Scraps of bread, a cup of water, and an occasional sardine were thrown on the floor, and as he kneeled to eat them, a group of monks walked in a circle around him, bursting the skin on his
BIA works to assimilate them into ours so we can exploit them as laborers or take their property away from them. Even the apparently beneficial BIA programs such as Indian schools end up resulting in cultural destruction. A core concept of tribalism is respect for other tribes. This doesn’t mean that you have to like them, or even be friendly toward them. But you respect their uniqueness, their traditions, and their right to their own way of life. And you don’t convert them to yours. When we
a sickness unique to our culture, and a relatively recent one in the long history of the human race. Instead, we are born to an innate knowledge and awe of the divine in all creation, and our first and most basic instincts are compassion and love. In this moment, as you look around at the living world vibrating with life and vitality, energy that you can feel pouring from creation and into your heart as love, you—in this moment—connect with that ancient way of life and its sacred view of the
in his stomach. “You may not remember 1960,” he said after a few steps. “There was a terrible famine, and many people died.” I had a vague memory of the famine in China in 1959–1961, when 30 million people died of starvation. They were abstractions to me, however: I was ten years old at the time. I’d never heard any details, seen any pictures, or met anybody who’d lived through it. “I’ve heard of that time,” I said. “China is now over a billion people,” he said, his steps heavy on the damp
Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) Paradox. Danish physicist Niels Bohr, however, pointed out that Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen were making a fundamental error in their assumptions about the particles being studied. They were assuming that the particles were things, that they were each separate from the other, and each had an independent existence. What if, Bohr asked, the two particles—even though separated by millions of miles—were instead part of the same thing, still two components of the