In a NewsInsideOut.com interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre and Carlita Shaw speaking from rural Ecuador, author of The Silent Ecocide, documents that humanity is in a 6th mass extinction, caused by humanity, we also have the solutions to transform Ecocidal Mass Extinction and human society into a Life-affirming and sustainable future for Earth.
The Silent Ecocide - the environmental crisis is a crisis of human consciousness
'' The Silent Ecocide exposes the political and corporate agendas that repress solutions to the environmental crisis. While people go about their daily lives, the Earth is suffering a Silent Ecocide, what is ecocide? Ecocide is an environmental version of genocide, species extinction and vast areas of wilderness and oceans are rapidly being destroyed, ecosystems are already damaged beyond tipping point.
To make matters worse, the existing environmental movement is becoming a dangerous place for activist land defenders especially indigenous people.
The environmental sector is also scientifically misinformed and corrupted for government profiteering agendas due to continual addiction to an oil based economy, which is only leading us to further destroy the planet. Caring humans are in danger of extinction. We need to change the way we perceives ourselves in relation to Earth and our fellow creatures.
How do we get out of this mess? There are solutions, we each have the power to make changes in our local communities and therefore contribute to global change. You can become an empowered bridge builder to a new alternative way of living with Earth rather than living off of the Earth. We can each in our own way participate in positive change by taking individual responsibility, with our mental, practical and spiritual lifestyle choices. This book will shatter old beliefs and present a blend of deep ecology, human consciousness and exploring repressed scientific and technological advances and mysteries that will open doorways to new solutions to a more sustainable Planet Earth.''
”Carlita Shaw’s The Silent Ecocide is a brave call that challenges humanity to stand up and take responsibility for our future on Planet Earth.
It is a book to make each of us aware that the ecological crisis in the world today is not a simple black & white picture – it is a much broader canvas that involves our relationships to energy, economics, politics, human resources, and ultimately to our very selves.
Shaw does not hold back in pointing out our human frailties and failings; yet in the end there is hope, if we can rise to the responsibility of being conscious agents of change. As Shaw says, “Saving the world and humanity is now an inside job.” I couldn’t agree more.
The ecocide on planet Earth can no longer remain in silence. This book is a clear and loud voice on the planet’s behalf – and we should listen.”
Kingsley L. Dennis Ph.D
Author and Researcher,
The book "The Silent Ecocide" captures incredibly the truth about human greed, which has made us exceed the planetary boundaries. The data in the book plus two decades of the writers experience in ecology is a revelation for the ultimate awakening of human consciousness.
The wonders of nature are traded by the corrupt forces of market...mainly the investors....who have no right to it.
Human beings who have the smallest place in coexistence have pretended for too long to be above all. This ego has separated humanity from all forms of lives. Transformation of human consciousness becomes urgent for the survival of all forms of life and for intergenerational equity.........
Thank you and all the best for this wonderful book of yours. May human beings soon realise their follies before it is too late.
Dr Saamdu Chetri
GNH Centre Bhutan
"Carlita’s devotion to preserving the natural landscapes and indigenous cultures is unyielding. It’s rare to see such loving commitment actually embodied in real life; not just in hopeful words, but in resolute actions every day. Thank heavens there are people like Carlita tackling this head on, working on the front lines, speaking the truth."
Neil Kramer, Philosopher & Author
Philosophy For Living
Carlita Shaw is an environmental scientist, ecologist, writer, rainforest activist and sustainability project developer, she focuses on connecting people with ecology and evolving consciousness. She has founded both a charity and later a non-profit organization www.evolvetoecology.com where people can volunteer to work and live with Indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest.
When she was asked to collaborate with an Indigenous organization, she started out teaching ecology at several Mayan schools in Guatemala nine years ago and now is living and working in Ecuador. She is focusing on conservation, ecological awareness and writing.
Carlita will also be working on a new follow up book to The Silent Ecocide that focuses on Advances in Ecological and Sustainable practices, Ecological Communities, Ecological Economics and Ecological illiteracy.