Stephan Harding is the Resident Ecologist at Schumacher College, where he is also the coordinator of MSc in Holistic Science. Stephan is
the author of ‘Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia’, published by Green Books.
It has always amazed me how our culture seems to have immense difficulty in accepting one very simple fact: that the Earth is a finite sphere which cannot suffer our depredations without limit. Or, to put it differently, that our planet simply cannot sustain our obsession with converting more and more of her ‘resources’ into accumulating legions of shiny, mostly useless, over-packaged products.