I have tremendous personal passion for our environment and the current challenges we are facing as the human species to maintain our existence on this beautiful planet called “Mother Earth”.

In my recent interview with author Lee Van Ham about this groundbreaking book titled ” Blinded by Progress” we speak about the many challenges we are faced with, but probably most importantly our need to break out of the shackles of our own thinking and illusions which  hold us back from making the changes that must to occur for the human species to survive.

As many of you might be aware, American’s utilize the equivalent resources of about three earths. Not only is this this statistic alarming, but at our current rate of consumption it is certainly not sustainable.

As Lee states “We need to move from a Multi-Earth view to a “One Earth” view. One where all human beings can have a chance to live a life with the natural resources, food and shelter to maintain a reasonable standard of living.

Embracing the One-Earth view will require a spiritual shift within all human beings, one where we start to see our world at “we” and not just “me”. We can no longer separate ourselves, and label others a poor, an undeserving. We need to throw out our judgements, and embrace a world united as one focused on the needs of all humanity.

In my interview with Lee we discuss what is  needed to awaken our species both from a position as consumers to one as stewards of this planet’s resources.  I know you will resonate with Lee’s message and his passion for the topic.

I encourage you to learn more about visiting Lee’s website by clicking here. I hope you enjoy this podcast as much as I enjoyed doing it with author Lee Van Ham.

I recently has the opportunity to interview Janet Larsen the Director or Research about Lester Brown’s new book entitled “Full Planet, Empty Plates-The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity.”

This book is a real eye opener, doing an incredible job of informing the reader about our food scarcity problems world wide.  There are many issues contributing to the challenges we are faced with, Janet and I talk about our growing water, soil and rising temperatures just to mention a few of the growing challenges farmers are facing in keeping our planets population fed.

Just keep in mind that there will be 219,000 people at the dinner table tonight who were not there last night, and some 3 billion increasing affluent people are moving up the food chain, consuming grain-intensive livestock and poultry products helping increasing the demands on our water for production of these livestocks.

The question is that could food become the weak link as it was for so many other civilization before us—only time will tell but we all can do something about the growing problem by changing our diets to more of a plant based diet and reducing our carbon footprint.

I hope you enjoy this interview with Janet Larsen, and for more information about the book and the Earth Policy Institute just click on this link.