ERNT is a social and environmental enterprise rather than an economic(al) one. The world needs more recyclers and far fewer conspicuous consumers. Our natural resources are already developing and r-evolving. They don’t need us to waste them.
As our climate changes and there is very little certainty in what the future holds, we should practice caution. The precautionary principle applies to human health and the environment. The ethical assumption behind the principle is that humans are responsible to protect, preserve, and restore the global ecosystems on which all life, including our own, depends.
We who live in the tropics can’t afford to waste what we can’t protect or restore. The unethical process of exponential growth is an artificial concept. Nature grows and matures and dies back. Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust.The life cycle of our sole green planet is limited and – unless we grow up soon, our species will disappear – and – will – more than likely – take the whole world with us.
We have childish political leaders who listen to childish irrational economic predictions based on a very few people in the world making huge profits out of non-renewable resources.
To ‘Develop the North’ of Australia, our ‘leaders’ rip the spirit and heart from the earth and invent more and more words to rationalise their lack of practical commonsense. Our trains fall off their tracks because no foresight is used to recognise that the Wet season is very, very WET.
We should be remanufacturing – not digging up our Country. We are not a clever Country at all.