Halt and Reflect: An Open Letter
Halt and Reflect: An Open Letter is a document currently being dissmeninated across the internet calling attention to the unsustainability of our current lifestyle. An important focus is the political and institutional failure to address this issue with appropriate, and measurable positive results.
‘We work all over the world, and all over the world we see a common pattern. Existing policy initiatives, with very few exceptions, fall short of what is needed to re-align human activities with the fundamental limits of our planet. Despite heavy rhetoric on sustainability, most policy initiatives are not able to fundamentally change the global trajectory of increasing un-sustainability.’
The authors of the letter are scientists, and are calling fellow scientists to sign on in support of the message. Over 200 scientists have signed already and more continue to sign. Awareness withing all occupations is important, but this is a very good way to continue to raise awareness. Without change our environment will continue to deteriorate. Read the full letter here.