Stuart Scott will be speaking at Totnes Methodist Church at 7.30pm on the 17th in an event organised by South Hams Friends of the Earth and TTT, and will be introduced by Totnes major Jacqi Hodgson.
"There is a natural tendency for humans to be in denial about our own mortality, both individually and collectively. That is, of course, exacerbated by the fossil fuel and other business interests that want to keep us buying stuff, chained to loans, and just generally increasing the wealth of the wealthy and depleting the stocks of natural resources and waste sinks that remain (IF any remain in the case of the atmospheric carbon sink).
But even after we recognize the mortal threat we face, the denial shifts to dejection. That is the part we have to turn into action. And we have to trigger a social tipping point where governments will act on behalf of the well-being of the people."
- recently presented at UN COP20 in Peru 'Rethinking economics in the age of climate change'
- Deputy Director General for the North American Region and Climate Change Issues at IESCO
- founder of the Transition University in Hawaii
- undertook Transition training here in Totnes
- established the Interfaith Declaration of Climate Change