To meet the challenges of the 21st century, including climate change, feeding the world and eliminating poverty, we need to free ourselves from the "thought traps" that prevent us from seeing the world as it truly is and narrow our vision of how to respond.
At same time, we need to eliminate "privately-held government", says Frances Moore Lappé, author of "EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want" published by Nation Books. Lappé has written 18 books, including the very influential "Diet for a Small Planet".
"There is no way to deal with climate change or poverty without real democracy," she says.
IPS climate and environment correspondent Stephen Leahy spoke with Lappé about her new book.... [emphasis added]Read the rest at IPS
"The Environmental Crisis Is in Fact a Crisis in Democracy"
Stephen Leahy interviews writer and environmentalist Frances Moore Lappé