Can we respond to the true nature of the environmental tragedy from just a political, economic or even ecological perspective?

I used to feel and speak strongly about the need to recognise the systemic nature of our ecological crisis; caused by an economic system hardwired to infinite growth on a finite planet, and that any solutions needed to be based on systems change and a new economics.

More recently however, my attention has shifted from the outer symptoms (as real and as grave as they are) to a renewed perception that our problem is not only a systems one, but is also a spiritual one, caused by a worldview that desacralises and reduces the earth to dead matter and from within which no real solutions can be found.

Amrita Bhohi

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