Published on March 2nd, 2012 | by Karen Lee
Paul Gilding: The Earth is Full
Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that’s terrifying and, oddly, hopeful at the same time.
Paul is an independent writer, activist, and adviser on a sustainable economy who lives on a farm in southern Tasmania with his wife, where they grow blueberries and raise chickens, sheep and their children.
It takes a good crisis to get us going. When we feel fear and we fear loss we are capable of quite extraordinary things.” (Paul Gilding)
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Paul Gilding has spent 35 years trying to change the world. He’s served in the Australian military, chased nuclear armed aircraft carriers in small inflatable boats, plugged up industrial waste discharge pipes, been global CEO of Greenpeace, taught at Cambridge University, started two successful businesses and advised the CEOs of some the world’s largest companies.
Since then, he has spent his time as a writer and advocate, travelling the world with his book “The Great Disruption” alerting people to the global economic and ecological crisis unfolding around us, as the world economy reaches and passes the limits to growth.“
He is confident we can get through what’s coming and says rather than the end of civilization, we will rise to the occasion. And we will see change at a scale and speed incomprehensible today, but need to urgently prepare for The “Great Disruption” and face “the end of shopping” era.