Tim Rumage is a Planetary Ethicist, the Head of Environmental Studies at Ringling College of Art and Design and the co-author of This Spaceship Earth.
In this early part of the 21st Century we are in a planetary reality for which we have no precedence. The last time the atmosphere has as much CO2 as today was at least 800,000 years ago. Modern Humanity has been around for 200,000 years so there is no road map, plan or strategy we can pull up from history. order to deal with Climate Change we must change our consciousness. We need to develop crew consciousness. We need to become crew members of This Spaceship Earth rather than continue to be unaware passengers. It is time for everyone to realize they are an astronaut.