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Where next for humanity?

Stuart Scott is my guest today on Inside Ideas. Stuart’s story is an inspiring one. After following a conventional career path, with assignments at IBM, Merrill Lynch and several universities, he gave up working for money in 2008. Since then Stuart, who refers to himself as an eco-social strategist, has devoted himself — through a series of volunteer staffed initiatives — to awakening humanity to the ecological and climate catastrophes that our economic growth system is creating. His latest effort is an initiative called Facing Future, with a video channel at FacingFuture.TV and a web presence at FacingFuture.Earth

Principally known for his visibility at UN-sponsored climate negotiations, or COPS and extensive video interviews, his thesis is that modern economies, their unrelenting emphasis on growth, privately owned central banks exponentially expanding the money supply, are akin to cancer with humanity as its host, that will inevitably destroy the host. In 2018, Stuart brought Greta Thunberg and her father, Svante Thunberg, to COP-24 in Poland, from which Greta’s unwaveringly clear message to world leaders was amplified and her position cemented as the preeminent spokesperson for youth and future generations, thus increasing her profile, worldwide, leading to his nomination of Greta for the Nobel Peace Prize. Stuart succeeded in convincing famed climate scientist James Hansen, former Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Science, to attend the climate talks that he had previously shunned as an ineffective sham, first to COP-21 in Paris (2015), again to COP-23 in Bonn, Germany (2017), and also to COP-25 in Madrid, Spain (2019).

Learn more about Stuart’s journey and goals on today’s show.


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Marc Buckley

Marc Buckley


Marc Buckley is on a mission to empower Billions of Global Citizens to live an Adaptive Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability within planetary boundaries.