Carl Sagan: We Are One Planet

A stirring speech by the legendary cosmologist Carl Sagan, on the evolution of human consciousness. Decades old but still highly applicable today. "More of us flee from war, oppression and famine today, than at any other time in human history, and the world impoverishes itself by spending a trillion dollars a year on preparations for war and employing, perhaps, half the scientists and high technologists on the planet in military endeavours. We have heard the rationals offered by the superpowers, we know who speaks for the nations, but who speaks for the human species? Who speaks for Earth? Shouldn't we consider in every nation, major changes in the traditional ways of doing things? a fundamental restructuring of economic, political, social and religious institutions. We've reached a... read more
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