The Equal Threat

Our World

Humanity shares one common state.  We inhabit a world that is in peril.  We are under equal threat.

“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity.  We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.”

Stephen Hawking

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

19 thoughts on “The Equal Threat

    1. Yes he did!!! Knowing the truth is the first step towards transformation. Over the past two years, I have learned to recycle; I walk, rather than drive, to the grocery store. I have reduced our family’s food wastage and now I look closely at what I am buying to ensure fair trade. Everyday decisions make a difference! Thank you so much for joining the dialogue!


  1. Stephen Hawking is not the only person saying this! We must not become discouraged. One person can make a difference. And, we can join the many, many others who are making a big commitment to “saving the planet”..


    1. Thank you!! I have great hope that we can all make changes in our daily lives that, when combined with the efforts of others, will build to a tipping point. Thank you for our visit and comments!


  2. Thank you, couldn’t agree more with Hawking’s idea. In fact each day I sense that the world is not heading to a right direction, this feeling is annoying sometimes depressing, I try to do bits and pieces (like what you mentioned say walk more or reduce food wastage etc…) to counter such ‘wrong directional feeling’, need to do more, or convince others to do more, just to make differences for the sake of a better world.


    1. I share your concern! David Brower said, “We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Every day, I look for ways to make a difference. Your presence and comments gives me hope because I think that we are heading toward a tipping point. I believe that with our ability to communicate, we will see more and more people involved in environmental concerns. Especially young people, who recognize what is happening to our world. Consumerism is being rejected by more and more people. Frugality, sharing resources, starting community gardens are individual efforts that, when combined, speak loud and clear. Thank you so much for your passion and determination to make a difference. I am so glad that we met over the blogger miles. There are many more adventures ahead…


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