22 Apr '11, 10pm

A little earth day optimism: a more empathetic civilization is on the rise

As sure as Earth Day comes around every year, so to does the annual tradition of dumping on Earth Day. I did a fair share of that myself today, and other writers, like Mother Jones' Kate Sheppard, asked environmentalists to help "Unsuck Earth Day ". But lest any of the incumbent gloom surrounding the environmentalist holiday get you down, here's a highly optimistic Earth Day-related video that should do the opposite. The premise in a nutshell: Technology, social media and collapsing global barriers are leading to a world with greatly increased empathy. And harnessing that empathy may be the best way to save our bioshpere.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/earth-day-optimis...

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