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Something is not yet right and ripe in our human society at the beginning of the 21st century and third millennium: missing is an unprecedented vision, boldness and courage to fashion a new, promising, better future. Our beliefs, society, ways of life, institutions and future goals must be reviewed and reappraised fundamentally from scratch. --Dr. Robert Muller

With all my heart I believe that the world's present system of sovereign nations can lead only
to barbarism, war and inhumanity. There is no salvation for civilization, or even the human race, other than the creation of a world government. --Albert Einstein

Humankind's desire for peace can be realized only by the creation of a world government.
--Albert Einstein

World Government is not only possible, it is inevitable; and when it comes, it will appeal to patriotism in its truest sense,in its only sense, the patriotism of humans who love their national heritages so deeply that they wish to preserve them in safety for the common good. --Peter Ustinov

I have long believed that the only way peace can be achieved is through world government. --Jawaharlal Nehru

Today the universal common good poses problems of world-wide dimensions, which cannot be adequately tackled or solved except by the efforts of public authorities endowed with a wideness of powers, structure and means of the same proportions; that is . . . on a world-wide basis. --Pope John XXIII

The age of nations has passed. Now, unless we wish to perish, we must shake off our old prejudices and build the Earth. The more scientifically I regard the world, the less can I see any possible biological future for it except in the active consciousness of its unity. --Teilhard de Chardin

There are no boundaries in the real Planet Earth. No United States, no Russia, no China, no Taiwan. Rivers flow unimpeded across the swaths of continents. The persistent tides the pulse of the sea do not discriminate; they push against all the varied shores on Earth. --Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau

If the level and amount of consumption and waste of the western `rich' countries ever reaches the poor countries, it will mean the end of humanity. The big world corporations are busy doing it...The production, selling, consumption, accumulation, wastes' and advertisement explosions in the western `rich' countries and the continued population explosion in the poor countries will turn into major catastrophes. --Dr. Robert Muller

A three billion year old planet floating in the vast universe with mountains, seventy percent seas and oceans, fertile lands, immense forests, rivers and lakes, sea shores and deserts, this is where we humans have the privilege to live, the latest, most advanced newcomers in evolution. What an immense, incredible responsibility we have to be a right, positive element in the further evolution of that planet. That is the big question before us in the new century and millennium. --Dr. Robert Muller

Around the world today people are spontaneously spawning a culture dedicated to creating conditions conducive to life. --Kenny Ausubel

Our true nationality is mankind. --H.G. Wells

A sustainable agriculture is one which depletes neither the people nor the land. --Wendell Berry

We can build an economy that does not destroy its natural support systems, a global community where the basic needs of all the Earth's people are satisfied, and a world that will allow us to think of ourselves as civilized. This is entirely doable. --Lester Brown

Any progress achieved in addressing the goals of poverty and hunger eradication, improved health, and environmental protection is unlikely to be sustained if most of the ecosystem services on which humanity relies continues to be degraded. --UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

The greatest weapon of mass destruction is corporate economic globalization. --Kenny Ausubel

If the aim is globalization without marginalization, we can no longer tolerate a world in which there live side by side the immensely rich and the miserably poor, the have-nots deprived even of essentials and people who thoughtlessly waste what others so desperately need. Such countries are an affront to the dignity of the human person. He further said, Ethics demand that systems be attuned to the needs of man, and not that man be sacrificed for the sake of the system. --Pope John Paul II

The proper goal of an economic democracy agenda is to replace the global suicide economy ruled by rapacious and unaccountable global corporations with a planetary system of local living economies comprised of human-scale enterprise rooted in the communities they serve and locally owned by the people whose wellbeing depends on them. --David Korten

The choice is ours--yours and mine. We can stay with business as usual and preside over a global bubble economy that keeps expanding until it bursts, leading to economic decline. Or we can adopt Plan B and be the generation that stabilizes population, eradicates poverty, and stabilizes climate. Historians will record the choice, but it is ours to make. --Lester Brown

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. --Albert Einstein