Published in Futures, the journal of forecasting, planning and policy, 1990
In recent years there has been growing awareness, among the general public, government and business, of the environmental problems threatening the Earth. This new consciousness challenges outmoded Newtonian models, reintroducing the interrelatedness of living beings, and posing the existential question of survival. The birth of this consciousness can be seen as the start of an important evolutionary step for humankind. This article examines the nature of evolution up to the present phase. It postulates that ecological consciousness may contribute to the development of an expanded worldview and the reintroduction of spiritual and philosophical factors into political and entrepreneurial decision making, thus offering new potential for human growth and enrichment.
It is clear that people everywhere are becoming aware of the environmental issue. In the last year particularly we have seen manifestations of this awareness indicating that world leaders too are beginning to address the issue in a way quite different from before.
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