Greenpeace video – Morgan Freeman on Climate Change

Morgan Freeman on climate change solutions

Video on facebook

I love that video. It is so true at so many levels.
If we look deeply at nature, it is possible to characterise all major developments in evolution as the emergence of new levels of cooperative behaviour.
We are a fundamentally cooperative species.
Our dominant cultural valuation paradigm of markets is a paradigm based in scarcity. Abundant things have no value in a market. If you doubt that, consider oxygen in the air, arguably the most valuable thing to all human beings yet of no market value due to its abundance.
The flip side of that is that there is no market incentive to ever deliver a true abundance of anything to everyone. Maintaining market value requires that we erect barriers to abundance to keep money flowing.

No market based system will ever deliver abundance to all, the incentive structure simply does not support it.

We have the technical ability to deliver an abundance of all essentials to every person, yet we don’t do it because of market values.

We could have technology that works with our ecosystems, and us; but not from a market based system. We need to take cooperation beyond market values.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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