“Professor Johan Rockström, a co-author of the new paper from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, told BBC News. ‘What we are saying is that when we reach 2C of warming, we may be at a point where we hand over the control mechanism to Planet Earth herself.’”

Carbon Brief Daily | 07/08/2018


I don’t seem to be on the same page here.  When did anyone ever dare to think that (1) That we were ever “in control” of Earth’s survival mechanisms and (2) That we have anything to “hand over” to “Planet Earth.”  We and all our brethren are first and foremost “Earthlings.”  We are not “on” this planet, we ARE the planet – inseparable.

We have not “lost” our connection.  That’s impossible.  We have either lost consciousness of it or perhaps never were conscious of being part of the, so to speak, eyes, ears, nose and throat of our greater beingness, the marvellous planet Earth.