The State of the Earth
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The State of the Earth. We will explore the environmental state of the planet. We can identify threats to the planet. We can explain the cumulative effect of these threats. We can explain why this is the “11 th Hour”. We can discuss our views on this claim. Earth First!.

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The state of the earth

The State of the Earth

  • We will explore the environmental state of the planet.

  • We can identify threats to the planet.

  • We can explain the cumulative effect of these threats.

  • We can explain why this is the “11th Hour”.

  • We can discuss our views on this claim.


The state of the earth

Earth First!

  • We will study the beliefs and actions of one radical environmental group.

  • We can explain Earth First! beliefs.

  • We can describe Earth First! actions.

  • We can discuss the view that violent action may be justified to save the planet.


The state of the earth

Christianity and Environment

  • We will explore Christian views on the environment.

  • We can explain the “mastery” view of the environment.

  • We can explain the “stewardship” view of the environment.

  • We can express supported views on which of the two is more relevant for the environmental crisis today.


The state of the earth

Earth Dhamma

  • We will explore Buddhist approaches to the environment.

  • We can explain the relationship between consumerism and environmental dukkha.

  • We can explain how meditation exercises may lead to less greed.

  • We can report on our environmental meditation.


The state of the earth

Earth Without Humans

  • We will explore the idea of the earth without human presence.

  • We can explain earth and human timescales.

  • We can explain the fragility of human presence on the earth.

  • We can give an account of how the earth would fare in our absence.

  • We can discuss the view that the planet would prefer our extinction.


The state of the earth

Humanism

  • We will explore non religious Humanist views on the environment.

  • We can state key Humanist beliefs.

  • We can discuss the view that Humanism concentrates on humans at the expense of the planet.

  • We can express a supported view which sees either religion or Humanism as eco-friendly.


The state of the earth

Taking Action

  • We will explore the range of actions possible to protect the future of the planet and humans upon it.

  • We can identify a range of actions.

  • We can express a view on the practicality of each.

  • We can express a detailed view on whether humanity will successfully address the environmental threat or not.


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