This is a "visual short" -- an image of why we must now all engage in transition studies. For additional information see: Introduction to online research with on the "Transition-Studies.Net" weblog at: https://www.youtube.com/wat......
Essentially, we will need to make the transition to sustainability or we will perish. We have no choice. It is better to study and plan for the transitions that will be needed than it is to ignore the problem and suffer extinction.
These educational videos focus on global climate change and its implications for the transitions we must make in our institutions and behavor in order to survive the coming decades. See: http://wp.me/P2iDSG-2
For more information see an extended video: “What Are Transition Studies? Steps Toward a Just and Sustainable Future” was recorded on 25 September 2016. This video is episode #224 of an ongoing series of educational videos from the Citizen-Science Online Learning Initiative (CSOLI). https://youtu.be/3Au-5nsyFIk
For a sustainable future the human community will need to reduce atmospheric carbon. By fostering biological processes that "fix" carbon in the soil, humans can help plants to "pump" carbon out of the atmosphere and at the same time build rich topsoils to build a nutritious and sustainable food supply for their own future. If, instead, humans continue to destroy topsoil, and release carbon from the soils and through burning fossil fuels, they will hasten their own collapse as climate change spirals out of control and agriculture itself collapses.