The abundant Earth and the violence of poverty and greed

Fear and Loathing in Great Britain

13_august_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,177

Thursday 13 August 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

Imagine an Earth which did not and could not provide enough of all that is required to produce life. It could have land masses, seas, a complex weather system, rocks, minerals and chemical mixes and reactions, enough to form a primordial soup, but just not quite enough to produce life. It’s not difficult, just look out at the solar system and there are billions of such places.

Imagine our Earth if it could produce life in some form, but was incapable of providing enough for that life to grow and evolve beyond the complex reactions that had produced it. It would be stuck, locked down by lack, living and dying in scarcity, unable to go any further than mere emergence.

But our Earth isn’t like that, it is a planet on which life flourishes…

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