Bibliography

Prologue:

[1] Anthony DeMello, "Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality," Image Publishers, June 1990.http://www.amazon.com/Awareness-Opportunities-Reality-Anthony-Mello/dp/0385249373 . Passage is from the last paragraph in the Chapter on "Self Observation."

[2] Brian Morton, "Falser Words were never Spoken," New York Times, August 29, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/opinion/falser-words-were-never-spoken.html

1. The Caterpillar and the Butterfly:

[1] Paul Hawken, "Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World," Penguin, April 2008. http://www.amazon.com/Blessed-Unrest-Largest-Movement-Restoring/dp/0143113658

[2] More information on SAI Sanctuary can be found at http://saisanctuary.com/

[3] More information on the Foundation for Ecological Security can be found at http://www.fes.org.in/

[4] Information on the Canadian Tar Sands can be found on the National Geographic web site at http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/03/canadian-oil-sands/kunzig-text

[5] The reclamation of Nature in the abandoned city of Pripyat and Chernobyl is captured in Edward Burtynsky's amazing photographs in "Manufactured Landscapes," 2006. http://www.amazon.com/Manufactured-Landscapes-US-Edward-Burtynsky/dp/B000R2GDOS. More information can be found in http://abandonedworlds.com/?p=609

[6] Paul R. Ehrlich, "The Population Bomb," Sierra Club and Ballantine Books, 1968. http://www.amazon.com/Population-Bomb-Paul-R-Ehrlich/dp/1568495870. Though Anne Ehrlich was a coauthor on the book and Paul freely admits it, her name does not appear in the book at the publisher's insistence.

[7] UN long range population projections can be found in http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/longrange2/WorldPop2300final.pdf

[8] UN world consumption statistics can be found in the 1996 Human Development Report of the UN Development Project (UNDP). http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/hdr1996/chapters/

[9] UNDP stats on the disparities in consumption can be found in the 1996 Human Development Report from [8] and in the 2010 report. http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/hdr2010/ . Dianne Dumanoski has a good treatment of the population vs. consumption debate in Chapter 2 of her book, "The End of the Long Summer: Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on a Volatile Earth," Crown, July 2009. http://www.amazon.com/End-Long-Summer-Civilization-Volatile/dp/030739607X

[10] Pamela Danziger, "Why People Buy Things They Don't Need: Understanding and Predicting Consumer Behavior," Kaplan Publishing, 2004. http://www.amazon.com/People-Things-They-Dont-Need/dp/0793186021

[11] The statistics on the self-storage industry can be found in http://www.selfstorage.org/SSA/Home/AM/ContentManagerNet/ContentDisplay.aspx?Section=Home&ContentID=4228 . The statistics on American home sizes can be found in the NPR report http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5525283 .

[12] Joseph Biden, Jr., "China's Rise isn't our Demise," New York Times, September 7, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/opinion/chinas-rise-isnt-our-demise.html

[13] President Herbert Hoover is reported to have made this statement to a group of advertising executives shortly after taking the oath of office in 1929. Here's a NY Times movie review on the "Century of the Self," that reprints President Hoover's quote: http://movies.nytimes.com/2005/08/12/movies/12self.html

[14] Gretchen Daily, Anne and Paul Ehrlich calculated the "Optimum Human Population size" to be 1.5 to 2 billion in http://news.stanford.edu/pr/94/940711Arc4189.html. In the Global Biodiversity Assessment of 1995, it was estimated that the earth can support at most 1 billion people at American levels of consumption. Please see Vernon Heywood, Ed., "Global Biodiversity Assessment," 1995. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item5708206/?site_locale=en_GB .

[15] Stephen Pacala, "Equitable Solutions to Greenhouse Warming: On the Distribution of Wealth, Emissions and Responsibility WIthin and Between Nations," Presentation to IIASA, November 2007. http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/PUB/podcast/16pacala.pdf

[16] This particular quote of President George H.W. Bush has been repeated ad nauseum. A good treatment can be found in David R. Loy's paper http://www.interfaithjustpeace.org/pdf/2010/the_nonduality__david_loy.pdf  and in Ehrlich and Kennedy, "Millennium Assessment of Human Behavior," Science Magazine, 2005. http://mahb.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/4-2005-Ehrlich-Kennedy-MAHB-Science.pdf

[17] Jayanthi Natarajan's quote is taken from the Think Progress article from July 27, 2011. http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/07/27/280330/with-cabinet-reshuffle-is-india-taking-a-new-approach-to-climate-policy/

[18] Jeremy Rifkin, "On Global Issues and Future of the Planet," Interview with Een Vandaag, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9wM-p8wTq4

[19] The quote is taken from a Democracy Now interview of Michael Moore on September 28, 2011 regarding the Occupy Wall Street movement. http://www.democracynow.org/2011/9/28/something_has_started_michael_moore_on

[20] Kishore Mahbubani was quoted in Tom Friedman's column in the NY Times on September 7, 2011 at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/07/opinion/friedman-the-whole-truth-and-nothing-but.html . The original article is in the Financial Times behind a pay wall.

[21] The Gita model of a human being and my interpretation of Vedanta and the Upanishads draws heavily from Swami Yogananda Paramhansa's treatment in "The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita," Crystal Clarity Publishers, 2006. http://www.amazon.com/Essence-Bhagavad-Gita-Paramhansa-Remembered/dp/1565892267 and from P. Lal's translation of the Bhagavad Gita in "The Bhagavad Gita," Lotus Collection Roli Books, 1994. http://www.rolibooks.com/lotus/lotus-collection/-/the-bhagavad-gita/. I have also drawn upon Jaya Row's excellent discourses on the Gita at Bhagavad Gita Chapters," http://www.youtube.com/user/vedantavision#p/c/3F94DFB2BEE78B0E. Unlike most other organized religions, Hinduism does not recognize a central authority for interpreting Hindu scriptures and leaves it up to the individual and his/her teacher (Guru) to form their own opinions. As such, the faith of a Hindu is an expression of his/her personal freedom. I trust that the reader will take my interpretation for what it is: an expression of my own limited understanding of the Hindu scriptures, gleaned mainly through English translations due to my rudimentary knowledge of the original Sanskrit. Any errors or omissions are strictly my own.

[22] BBC Documentaries, "The Century of the Self," http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyPzGUsYyKM .

[23] More information on the India Development Coalition of America can be found at http://www.idc-america.org/ .

[24] This is the famous endosymbiotic theory of Lynn Margulis. Please see, e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endosymbiotic_theory

[25] Jill Bolte Taylor, "Stroke of Insight," http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html

2. Karma:

[1] The statistics on Life Expectancy was taken from an excellent visualization program called GapMinder which crunches on UN data and presents it beautifully. The program can be downloaded from http://www.gapminder.org/ .

[2] The environmental statistics are mainly taken from James Gustave Speth's excellent book, "The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability," Yale University Press, March 2008. http://www.amazon.com/qBridge-Edge-World-Environment-Sustainability/dp/0300136110. See also, R. A. Myers and B. Worm, “Rapid Worldwide Depletion of Predatory Fish Communities,” Nature 423, 280-283, May 2003, http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v423/n6937/full/nature01610.html and UN FAO State of the World’s Forests, http://www.fao.org/docrep/011/i0350e/i0350e00.HTM. The statistics on extinction can also be found in Wilson, E. O. 1992. The Diversity of Life. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press at http://www.amazon.com/Diversity-Life-Edward-Wilson/dp/0393319407 .

[3] See, for example, the Hall of Biodiversity at the American Museum of Natural History at http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/hall_tour/extinct.html .

[4] Edward O. Wilson, "The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth," W. W. Norton and Company, 2006. http://www.amazon.com/Creation-Appeal-Save-Life-Earth/dp/0393062171

[5] Charles Dickens wrote this line in "A Tale of Two Cities," Signet Classics, 1997. http://www.amazon.com/Tale-Two-Cities-Signet-Classics/dp/0451526562

[6] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Robert_Malthus

[7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haber_process

[8] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug

[9] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_zone_(ecology)

[10]http://www.iucn.org/knowledge/news/opinion/?6752/Suddenly-we-find-that-its-all-gone

[11] James Gustave Speth, "The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability," Yale University Press, March 2008. http://www.amazon.com/qBridge-Edge-World-Environment-Sustainability/dp/0300136110

[12] Paul Gilding, "The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World," Bloomsbury Press, March 2011. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1608192237

[13]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence

[14]http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Philip_K._Dick#.22How_To_Build_A_Universe_That_Doesn.27t_Fall_Apart_Two_Days_Later.22_.281978.29

[15] Thomas Day's quote can be found in Armitage, "The Declaration of Independence: A Global History," Harvard University Press, 2007. http://www.amazon.com/Declaration-Independence-Global-History/dp/0674022823 . The quote can be found in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence as well.

[16] Stephen Douglas's quote can be found in Pauline Maier, "American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence," Knopf, 1997. http://www.amazon.com/American-Scripture-Making-Declaration-Independence/dp/0679779086 . The quote can be found in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence  as well.

[17] http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.

[18] Bhagavad Gita 2:47 in P. Lal, "The Bhagavad Gita," Lotus Collection Roli Books, 1994. http://www.rolibooks.com/lotus/lotus-collection/-/the-bhagavad-gita/

3. Dharma:

[1] Alan Weisman, "The World Without Us," Thomas Dunne Books, July 2007. http://www.amazon.com/World-Without-Us-Alan-Weisman/dp/0312347294

[2] The Cosmic Fig Tree Story is drawn from P. Lal's excellent exposition in the Introduction of "The Bhagavad Gita," Lotus Collection Roli Books, 1994. http://www.rolibooks.com/lotus/lotus-collection/-/the-bhagavad-gita/

[3] Jeremy Rifkin, "The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis," Tarcher, Dec. 2009. http://www.amazon.com/Empathic-Civilization-Global-Consciousness-Crisis/dp/1585427659

[4] Albert Einstein, "Why Socialism?" Monthly Review, May 1949. http://monthlyreview.org/2009/05/01/why-socialism

[5] Anthony DeMello, "Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality," Image Publishers, June 1990. http://www.amazon.com/Awareness-Opportunities-Reality-Anthony-Mello/dp/0385249373

[6] Dan Zarella, "Zarrella's Hierarchy of Contagiousness: The Science, Design, and Engineering of Contagious Ideas," The Domino Project, 2011. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193671924X

[7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore's_law

4. The Really Inconvenient Truth:

[1] http://www.linktv.org/

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Climate_Project

[3] Vice President Al Gore, "An Inconvenient Truth," http://www.amazon.com/Inconvenient-Truth-Al-Gore/dp/B000ICL3KG and Vice President Al Gore, "An Inconvenient Truth," http://www.amazon.com/Inconvenient-Truth-Al-Gore/dp/B000ICL3KG

[4] http://www.ipcc.ch/

[5] Al Gore, "Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit," Plume Publishers, January 1993. http://www.amazon.com/Earth-Balance-Ecology-Human-Spirit/dp/0452269350

[6] Dan Miller, "A Really Inconvenient Truth," http://fora.tv/2009/08/18/A_REALLY_Inconvenient_Truth_Dan_Miller

[7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwater_Horizon_oil_spill

[8] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster

[9] http://climaterealityproject.org/

[10] An excellent distillation of the University of Washington's PIOMAS data can be found in http://neven1.typepad.com/blog/volume-and-concentration/ .

[11] http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/11/04/128346/rove-climate-is-gone/

[12] Information on the Canadian Tar Sands can be found on the National Geographic web site at http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/03/canadian-oil-sands/kunzig-text

[13] Stephen Schneider, "Stephen Schneider talks to 52 Climate Change Skeptics," http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWgLJrkK8NY

[14] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dioxide_in_Earth's_atmosphere

[15] Hansen et al., "Global Temperature Change," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, July 2006. http://www.pnas.org/content/103/39/14288.full

[16] A. Ridgewell, D. Schmidt, "Past constraints on the vulnerability of marine calcifiers to massive carbon dioxide release," Nature Geosciences, 2010. http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v3/n3/abs/ngeo755.html

[17] Hans Joaquin Schellnhuber interview in Australia. http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2011/s3268037.htm

[18] Compiled from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoregulation

[19] Compiled from Mark Lynas, "Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet," National Geographic, January 2008. http://www.amazon.com/Six-Degrees-Future-Hotter-Planet/dp/142620213X

[20] Normal body temperatures of various animals can be found in  http://www.fao.org/docrep/t0690e/t0690e04.htm

[21] Sokolov et al., "Probabilistic Forecast for 21st Century Climate Based on Uncertainties in Emissions (without Policy) and Climate Parameters," MIT Report,  2009. http://globalchange.mit.edu/pubs/abstract.php?publication_id=990

[22] Richard Betts et al., "4C Warming: Regional Patterns and Timing," 4C+ Conference, Oxford University, 2009. http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/4degrees/ppt/1-2betts.pdf

[23] Sylvia A. Earle, "The World is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One," National Geographic, September 2009. http://www.amazon.com/World-Blue-How-Fate-Oceans/dp/1426205414

[24] Richard L. Wallace, "Market Cows: A Potential Profit Center," Illini Dairy Net Papers, 2002. http://www.livestocktrail.uiuc.edu/dairynet/paperdisplay.cfm?contentid=354

[25] "Birds Could Signal Mass Extinction," Oxford University study, 2010. http://www.physorg.com/news205483725.html

[26] UN Report, "Livestock's Long Shadow," 2006. http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a0701e/a0701e00.HTM

[27] D. Pimentel and M. Pimentel, "Sustainability of Meat-Based and Plant-Based Diets and the Environment," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Sep. 2003. http://www.ajcn.org/content/78/3/660S.full

[28] Vernon Heywood, Ed., "Global Biodiversity Assessment," 1995. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item5708206/?site_locale=en_GB

[29] Al Gore, "Interview with Larry King," 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n8FXcJ1mtM

[30] James Hansen, "Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity," Bloomsbury, Dec. 2009. http://www.amazon.com/Storms-My-Grandchildren-Catastrophe-Humanity/dp/1608192008

[31] C. Milesi et al., "Climate Variability, Vegetation Productivity and People at Risk," Global and Planetary Change, 2005. http://secure.ntsg.umt.edu/publications/2005/MHRN05/milesi_et_al_GPC_2005.pdf

[32] Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang, "Livestock and Climate Change: What if the Key Actors in Climate Change are Cows, Pigs and Chicken," Nov. 2009. http://www.worldwatch.org/files/pdf/Livestock%20and%20Climate%20Change.pdf

[33] See Chapter 7 in L. D. Danny Harvey, "Energy and the New Reality 1: Energy Efficiency and the Demand for Energy Services," Routledge, 2010. http://www.amazon.com/Energy-New-Reality-Efficiency-Services/dp/1849710724

[34] Stefan Wirsenius, "Human Use of Land and Organic Materials: Modeling the Turnover of Biomass in the Global Food System," Chalmers University of Technology and Goteborg University, 2000. http://www.chalmers.se/ee/EN/personnel/wirsenius-stefan/downloadFile/attachedFile_f0/Doctoral_Thesis?nocache=1306401934.49

[35] The quote is from the book by Richard Dawkins, "A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love," Houghton, Mifflin and Harcourt, 2003. http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Chaplain-Reflections-Hope-Science/dp/0618335404

[36] Edward O. WIlson interview at UNESCO, "The Loss of Biodiversity is a Tragedy," http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/edward_o_wilson_the_loss_of_biodiversity_is_a_tragedy/

[37] Mark Bittman, "Hooked on Meat," NY Times Opinionator, May 31, 2011. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/meat-why-bother/

[38] Jeremy Rifkin, "On Global Issues and Future of the Planet," Interview with Een Vandaag, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9wM-p8wTq4

[39] BBC Horizon, "Global Dimming," 2005. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/global-dimming/

[40] Quote is taken from the Economist Magazine article, "Beating a Retreat: Arctic Sea Ice is Melting Faster than Climate Models Predict. Why?" Sep. 24, 2011. http://www.economist.com/node/21530079

[41] Quote is taken from Marlowe Hood, "Forests Soak up Third of Fossil Fuel Emissions," Cosmos Magazine, July 15, 2011. http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/4524/forests-soak-third-fossil-fuel-emissions

5. The Kurukshetra of Our TImes:

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_calendar

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Institutes_of_Technology

[3] This section on the symbolism of Idols is drawn from Swami Yogananda Paramhansa's treatment in "The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita," Crystal Clarity Publishers, 2006. http://www.amazon.com/Essence-Bhagavad-Gita-Paramhansa-Remembered/dp/1565892267 and through osmosis from various other sources. The reader is welcome to interpret the idols in any way they like, but it is important to acknowledge that the depiction of fantastic figures with unusual limb and facial arrangements is not meant to be taken literally.

[4]http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_poems_of_John_Godfrey_Saxe/The_Blind_Men_and_the_Elephant

[5] This section draws heavily from the discourses of Jaya Row at "Bhagavad Gita Chapters," http://www.youtube.com/user/vedantavision#p/c/3F94DFB2BEE78B0E but, once again, the synthesis and any resulting errors and omissions are my own.

6. The Caterpillar Culture:

[1] Wade Davis, "Endangered Cultures," 2003. http://www.ted.com/talks/wade_davis_on_endangered_cultures.html

[2] Laura Del Col, "The Life of the Industrial Worker in NIneteenth Century England," West Virginia University, http://www.victorianweb.org/history/workers1.html

[3] Ranking as of 2000 taken from Sarah Anderson and John Cavanaugh, "Report on the Top 200 Corporations," from Institute for Policy Studies, 2000. http://www.corporations.org/system/top100.html

[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late-2000s_financial_crisis

[5] Reiner Grundmann, "The Protection of the Ozone Layer," UN Vision Project on Global Public Policy Networks, 2000. http://www.gppi.net/fileadmin/gppi/Grundmann_Ozone_Layer.pdf

[6] Jaime Lincoln Kitman, "The Secret History of Lead," Nation, 2000. http://www.thenation.com/article/secret-history-lead

[7] Attributed to Adam Smith by Charles Handy, founder of the London Business School. Please see, e.g., http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/06/the-endless-pursuit-of-unnecessary-things/

[8] Please see section on "Abusing Smith's statement of an invisible hand," at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisible_hand

[9] William Leiss, "The Domination of Nature," McGill Queens University Press, 1994. http://www.amazon.com/Domination-Nature-William-Leiss/dp/0773511989

[10] Francis Bacon, "Novum Organum," 1620. http://www.constitution.org/bacon/nov_org.htm

[11] Jonathan Safron Foer, "Eating Animals," Little, Brown and Company, 2009. http://www.eatinganimals.com/

[12] The Humane Society of the United States has compiled a video on the Canadian Seal Hunt at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeYPM8ncsR8

[13] A video on the Calderon Dolphin slaughter in the Faroe Islands of Denmark can be found in http://www.protecttheocean.com/denmark-continues-dolphin-slaughter-warning-graphic-images/

[14] Statistics taken from Aaron Scheibner, "A Delicate Balance," Phoenix Films, 2010. http://adelicatebalance.com.au . Interested readers can compile their own statistics from the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) web site: http://faostat.fao.org/site/569/default.aspx#ancor . Please select "World + (Total)" under Geographic groupings as country, select 2009 as the year, "Chicken Meat" as the item and "Producing Animals Slaughtered" as the element and you will find over 52 billion slaughtered in that year. The counting of sea creatures is trickier, but the estimate of 90 billion is likely to be very low. One estimate is that 59 billion land and sea animals are killed in the US alone. Please see, e.g., http://freefromharm.org/farm-animal-welfare/59-billion-land-and-sea-animals-killed-for-food-in-the-us-in-2009/

[15] Please see the PETA page on the mistreatment of circus animals at http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/circuses.aspx

[16] Joaquin Phoenix, Narrator, "Earthlings," 2005. http://www.earthlings.com/

[17] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_Chinese_medicine

[18] Asia One News, "Mother Bear Kills Cub and then Itself," Aug 5, 2011. http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110805-292947.html

[19] The estimate of Net Primary Production captured for human use is from Milesi et al., "Climate Variability, Vegetation Productivity and People at Risk," Global and Planetary Change, 2005. http://secure.ntsg.umt.edu/publications/2005/MHRN05/milesi_et_al_GPC_2005.pdf

[20] Please see, e.g., answer to Question 8 on WGBH Boston's FAQ page at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/faq/cat01.html .

[21] Richard White, ""It is your Misfortune and None of my Own": A New History of the American West," University of Oklahoma Press, 1993. http://www.amazon.com/Its-Your-Misfortune-None-Own/dp/0806125675

[22] Here's a contemporary newspaper article on the CITES decision: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/18/bluefin-tuna-un-cites

[23] Here's a video on the Bluefin Tuna auction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHYm4zFZ8vc

[24] Please see, e.g., Jan Oosthoek's article on the Colonial Origins of Scientific Forestry in http://www.eh-resources.org/colonial_forestry.html

[25] Here's the US Supreme Court web page concerning the Patent clause: http://supreme.justia.com/constitution/article-1/40-copyrights-and-patents.html

[26] See the section on Trust Busting at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidency_of_Theodore_Roosevelt

[27] http://saregamapashow.com/

[28] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_scheme

[29] Joe Romm who runs the popular ClimateProgress blog wrote an article on the Global Economic Ponzi Scheme or Pyramid Scheme. http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2009/03/08/203784/ponzi-scheme-madoff-friedman-natural-capital-renewable-resources/

[30] Charles Eisenstein, "The Ascent of Humanity," Panenthea Productions, March 2007. http://www.ascentofhumanity.com/

[31] Here's the Time Magazine article from Sep. 21, 2001 on President Bush's speech, referring to the "shopping," http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,175757,00.html

[32] Excerpted from http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Ready-Reference/RFK-Speeches/Remarks-of-Robert-F-Kennedy-at-the-University-of-Kansas-March-18-1968.aspx

[33] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.

[34] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_in_France

[35] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Robert_F._Kennedy

[36] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_legislative_election,_1968

[37] The text of the Powell Memo can be found in http://reclaimdemocracy.org/corporate_accountability/powell_memo_lewis.html

[38] Here's a short list of Bell Labs top inventions: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-12-01-bell-research_x.htm

[39] The text of the Senate resolution and the vote tally can be found in http://www.nationalcenter.org/KyotoSenate.html

7. The Butterfly Culture:

[1] The Planetary Society pinpoints the modern Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence to the paper published in 1959 by Cocconi and Morrison. Please see, e.g., http://planetary.org/explore/topics/seti/seti_history_02.html

[2] Here are the web resources for the SETI at Home project. http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/

[3] M. Mayer and D. Queloz, "A Jupiter-mass Companion to a Solar-type Star," Nature 378, 1995. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v378/n6555/abs/378355a0.html

[4] The estimate of the number of planets in the Milky Way can be found in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way . Estimates of the number of galaxies in the Universe varies. Edwin Hubble's estimate was 200 billion galaxies.

[5] International Business Times, "Planet Made of Diamonds DIscovered 4,000 Light Years Away," August 26, 2011. http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/204319/20110826/planet-made-of-diamonds-discovered-diamond-planet-university-of-manchester-earth-serpens-oxygen-carb.htm

[6] Gro Harlem Brundtland, "Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future," 1987. http://www.un-documents.net/wced-ocf.htm

[7] Quote found in Chris Lydon, "Real India: A Land Soon WIthout Tigers and Maybe Orchids," August 3, 2010. http://www.globalconversation.org/2010/08/03/real-india-land-soon-without-tigers-and-maybe-orchids

[8] Prof. Antonio Donato Nobre, "Talk at TedXAmazonia," Nov. 2010. http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxAmazonia-Antonio-Donato-Nob

[9] Statistics taken from Chapter 7 of L. D. Danny Harvey, "Energy and the New Reality 1: Energy Efficiency and the Demand for Energy Services," Routledge, 2010. http://www.amazon.com/Energy-New-Reality-Efficiency-Services/dp/1849710724

[10] James McWilliams, "Why Eating Meat is Not Personal," Atlanta Journal and Constitution, November 2009. http://www.ajc.com/opinion/heres-my-personal-beef-202065.html

[11] From Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Conduct of Life," 1860. http://www.amazon.com/Conduct-Life-Ralph-Waldo-Emerson/dp/0761834117

[12] http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/images/si/science-idol-2011/web-KLOSSNER-UCS2012calendarCOLOR.jpg

[13] T. Colin Campbell, Ph. D., and Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., starring in, "Forks over Knives," Monica Beach Media, 2011. http://www.forksoverknives.com/

[14] John Fritze, "Medical Expense Have Very Steep Rate of Growth," Feb 4, 2010, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2010-02-04-health-care-costs_N.htm

[15] Quote taken from Anthony DeMello, "Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality," Image Publishers, June 1990. http://www.amazon.com/Awareness-Opportunities-Reality-Anthony-Mello/dp/0385249373

[16] The Meatless Monday campaign is organized out of http://www.meatlessmonday.com/

[17] The Environmental Working Group has a lifecycle assessment of the carbon intensity of various foods at http://breakingnews.ewg.org/meateatersguide/a-meat-eaters-guide-to-climate-change-health-what-you-eat-matters/climate-and-environmental-impacts/

[18] See, e.g., Dr. Jane Parish, "Cow Culling Decisions," Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, Mississippi State University, 2006. http://www.thebeefsite.com/articles/664/cow-culling-decisions

[19] The water footprint of grass-fed beef is found in D. Pimentel and M. Pimentel, "Sustainability of Meat-Based and Plant-Based Diets and the Environment," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Sep. 2003. http://www.ajcn.org/content/78/3/660S.full

[20] This is a process for converting biomass into fertile soil using worms. Please see, e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermicompost

[21] Such burning was popular during the time of the Emperor Nero. Please see, e.g., http://www.roman-colosseum.info/colosseum/roman-executions-at-the-colosseum.htm

[22] The sordid history of lynching in the United States can be found in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynching_in_the_United_States

[23] For more on Cannibalism, please see, e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannibalism

[24] The Occupy Wall Street movement resides on the web at http://occupywallst.org/

[25] Don Hardy and Dana Nachmann, producers, "The Human Experiment," KTF Films, 2011. http://www.thehumanexperimentmovie.com

[26] The Transition Town movement resides on the web at http://www.transitionnetwork.org/

[27] Here's a video of Amory Lovins describing how he grows bananas in Colorado: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJbVLyst4Ok

[28] Douglass Carmichael, "GardenWorld Politics: American Values," http://doug.pbworks.com/w/page/18138359/GardenWorld

[29] A History of Bottled Water in the US can be found in http://water.columbia.edu/?id=learn_more&navid=bottled_water. Please see also http://storyofstuff.org/bottledwater/

[30] Solvie Karlstrom and Christine Dell'Amore, "Why Tap Water is Better than Bottled Water," National Geographic Daily News, March 10, 2010. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/03/100310/why-tap-water-is-better/

[31] https://www.linux.com/

[32] http://www.wikipedia.org/

[33] http://www.charityfocus.org/new/

[34] http://www.khanacademy.org/

[35] Dan Pink, "On the Surprising Science of Motivation," TED talk, 2009. http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation.html

[36] Sir Ken Robinson, "Schools Kill Creativity," TED talk, 2006, http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

[37] Manfred Max-Neef, "Barefoot Economics, Poverty and Why The U.S. is Becoming an Underdeveloping Nation," Democracy Now, Nov. 2010, http://www.democracynow.org/2010/11/26/chilean_economist_manfred_max_neef_on

[38] Viktor Frankl, "Man's Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy," Beacon Press, 1946. http://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-Frankl/dp/0671023373

[39] Alexandra Horowitz and Ammon Shea, "Think You’re Smarter Than Animals? Maybe Not," NY Times Sunday Review, August 20, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/opinion/sunday/think-youre-smarter-than-animals-maybe-not.html

[40] Joel Achenbach, "Zoo Mystery: How did Apes and Birds know Quake was Coming," WashingtonPost, August 24, 2011. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/zoo-mystery-how-did-apes-and-birds-know-quake-was-coming/2011/08/24/gIQAZrXQcJ_story.html

[41] Matt Woolsey, "Inside the World's First Billion Dollar Home," Forbes Magazine, April 30, 2008. http://www.forbes.com/2008/04/30/home-india-billion-forbeslife-cx_mw_0430realestate.html

8. Climate Healers:

[1] Gothekar Pada, "Putting the Smallest FIrst: Why India Makes a Poor Fist of Feeding the Young and How it Can do Better," The Economist magazine, Sep. 23, 2010. http://www.economist.com/node/17090948

[2] http://www.climatehealers.org

[3] http://www.thelightingproject.org/

[4] The quote can be found in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison

[5] http://www.bogolight.com/

[6] http://www.fes.org.in/

[7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumbhalgarh_Wildlife_Sanctuary

[8] http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Fresh_floods_in_India_claims_sixteen_lives

[9] This estimate is based on the FAO projection that half the wood consumed annually is burnt as fuel worldwide. http://www.fao.org/docrep/004/y3557e/y3557e10.htm .

[10] From the Climate Healers Project Report from August 2010, which can be downloaded from https://www.engineeringforchange.org/workspace/view/22/1#tabs=/workspace/files/22/1

[11] http://nrega.nic.in/netnrega/home.aspx

[12] http://www.uiowa.edu/~geog/india/

[13] http://abbeymoffitt.wordpress.com/

[14] https://www.engineeringforchange.org/news/2011/03/01/challenge_make_a_solar_cookstove_that_works_at_night.html

9. The Metamorphosis:

[1] George Comstock and Erica Scharrer, "The Media and the American Child," Academic Press, 2007. http://www.amazon.com/Media-American-Child-George-Comstock/dp/0123725429

[2]  Children’s Advertising, Proposed Trade Regulation Rulemaking, 43 Fed. Reg. 17967, 17969 (Apr. 25, 1978). See, e.g., http://www.law.indiana.edu/fclj/pubs/v58/no2/Ramsey.pdf

[3] From Susan Linn, "Consuming Kids," http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/consuming-kids/

[4] Joel Bakan, "The Kids Are Not Alright," NY Times The Opinion Pages, August 21, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/22/opinion/corporate-interests-threaten-childrens-welfare.html

[5] Joseph Stiglitz, "Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%," Vanity Fair, May 2011. http://www.vanityfair.com/society/features/2011/05/top-one-percent-201105

[6] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Egyptian_Revolution

[7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Indian_anti-corruption_movement

[8] http://occupywallst.org/

[9] http://www.occupytogether.org/

[10] Occupy Wall Street, "Declaration of Occupy Wall Street," Sep. 29, 2011. http://occupywallst.org/forum/first-official-release-from-occupy-wall-street/

[11] Jean Twenge, "Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before," Free Press, 2006. http://www.amazon.com/Generation-Americans-Confident-Assertive-Entitled/dp/0743276973

[12] Thandie Newton, "Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself," TED talk, July 2011. http://www.ted.com/talks/thandie_newton_embracing_otherness_embracing_myself.html

[13] Jonathan Haidt, "When Compassion Leads to Sacrilege," Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research, April 2011. http://ccare.stanford.edu/content/jonathan-haidt-when-compassion-leads-sacrilege

[14] Anthony DeMello, "Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality," Image Publishers, June 1990. http://www.amazon.com/Awareness-Opportunities-Reality-Anthony-Mello/dp/0385249373

[15] Kelly McGonigal, "The Power of Self-Compassion," Stanford Cener for Compassion and Altruism Research, Feb. 2011. http://kellymcgonigal.com/2011/08/16/the-power-of-self-compassion/

[16] This statistic is found in Niall Ferguson's TED talk at http://www.ted.com/talks/niall_ferguson_the_6_killer_apps_of_prosperity.html

[17] http://www.tarsandsaction.org/

[18] Quoted in Joe Nocera, "Killing Jobs and Making us Sick," The Opinion Pages, NY Times, Sep. 16, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/17/opinion/nocera-killing-jobs-and-making-us-sick.html

[19] Michael Pollan, "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto," Penguin, April 2009. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143114964

[20] http://www.millenniumrestaurant.com/

[21] Over 3000 recipes can be found in just http://www.ivu.org/recipes/

[22] Kelly Peloza, "The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur: Over 140 Simply Delicious Recipes That Treat the Eyes and Taste Buds," SkyHorse Publishing, Nov. 2010. http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Cookie-Connoisseur-Delicious-Recipes/dp/161608121X

[23] http://chefchloe.com/

[24] Tara Parker Pope, "Tasty Vegan Food: Cupcakes Show it Can be Done," NY Times, Sep. 5, 2010. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/06/tasty-vegan-food-cupcakes-show-it-can-be-done/

[25]https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18116069888&v=wall

[26] Simon Sinek, "How Great Leaders Inspire Action," Sep. 2009. http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html

Epilogue:

[1] http://v-dogfood.com/

[2] http://www.irobot.com/

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodo

[4] http://www.intel.com/design/network/products/lan/controllers/82540.htm

[5] Scene from "Animals are Beautiful People," 1974. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxkvY2FZRQg

[6] Steve Jobs, "How to Live Before You Die," Commencement Address at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, June 2005. http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die.html

[7] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsdgBwIE5CA

[8] http://pangea.stanford.edu/programs/eiper/