To understand, and hopefully resolve, many of the key issues with which we are faced it is necessary to think, act and design with a Planetary Consciousness.
I find that too many of the discussions, be it the economy, the environment and/or social issues tend to be viewed from the perspective of the priority of the individual topic.
What is increasing critical, as we move forward, is to focus on the nuance of the interplay of the different areas, especially in the context of the cumulative, collective and continuous needs, wants and desires of over 7.3 billion people. The discussions need to value and evaluate the interconnections, interdependencies and interactions of the different components and the ramifications of our actions on other and through time.
Earth is the only planet on which we can live – so thinking, acting designing in the context of its systems design is only to our benefit.