Also included with this volume is the extensive References and Resources List for the entire Global Awakening series - over 50 pages of on-topic books, newspaper and magazine articles, DVD's, and websites to help fuel individual transformation and/or change networks.
"We are in a tremendous fix. We burn a lot of coal and gas and oil on a daily basis in this world-as a result, the atmospheric concentration of co2 has zoomed past the maximum safe level of 350 parts per million, and now nudges 400 ppm. As a result, the Arctic, and most of the other ice on the planet, is melting swiftly; as a result, the oceans are 30% more acidic than they were a generation ago; as a result, we see a steady and devastating increase in both flood and drought.
This is the first truly global problem that we've ever faced. The sources of the trouble aren't found everywhere-many people on earth burn little or no fossil fuel-but the effects can now be found in every corner of the planet. In fact, many of the hardest hit places are ones that have done little to cause the crisis.
Big crises can lead to big, powerful changes. Let's hope we can make that happen here!"
-From the Foreword by Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org
"Your email series is so great- I love the positivity and hopefulness of the project. The issues we collectively face are so grave, but that doesn't by any stretch mean that positivity and hopefulness aren't appropriate. In fact, I think it's the opposite - that the urgent issues of our time demand the most positivity we can muster. Prima Mundi is clearly going to help establish that path, and give people a way to express their willingness to hope and to help."
-Madeline Cantwell, Director of Development, The Orion Society (Orion Magazine)
"Lee Temple is a modern day renaissance man.
His command of so many fields such as cosmology, science, philosophy, psychology, spirituality, ecology and systems thinking is truly impressive.
He puts all this knowledge together in a lyrical, informative and practical presentation designed to provide us with all we need to make informed choices and take wise action to save our planet.
His mapping has a moral imperative: we must transform our consciousness and act."
-James O'Dea, author of Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st Century Peace Ambassador