1992 World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity

Though this statement by many of the world’s leading scientists and thinkers was released almost 20 years ago, it haunts me even now, and provides a lot of the rationale for investigating the way human consciousness works. As Krishnamurti often points out, it is our consciousness that has structured the way our societies function, and we must begin our study there.

Introduction

Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course. Human activities inflict harsh and often irreversible damage on the environment and on critical resources. If not checked, many of our current practices put at serious risk the future that we wish for human society and the plant and animal kingdoms, and may so alter the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in the manner that we know. Fundamental changes are urgent if we are to avoid the collision our present course will bring about…

(The full text of this warning can be found here)

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One thought on “1992 World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity

  1. We need to wake up. The realization is by no means new, it was urgent long before Krishnamurti’s time, and it seems to grow by the minute. How is it done, this waking up? The one who is sleeping can’t do it, he/she is sleeping, talking to him/her is useless. Talking to those who are awake is good but not so neceassary.
    Maybe loving is all one can do, loving them in their helpless ignorance and trust that things surely work by themselves in a direction we cannot know.
    Boy, it haunts me too. I think: ‘How are we ever going to get out of this mess?‘ And then I remember: ‘This is not really a mess, it is what is. Relax and pay attention. Do what can be done and leave the rest to the universe ( or how ever you prefer to phrase it)‘.

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