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We have a very tough truth to face collectively: our addiction to short-term economic growth and need to keep up with evermore is directly linked to environmental degradation, declining health and well-being, and increasing inequality.
Wealth inequality in America today is "probably higher than in any other society at anytime in the past anywhere in the world".
~ Thomas Picketty, Capital in the Twenty-first Century
"Human influence on the climate system is clear. Warming of the climate system is unequivocal".
~ Fifth Assessment Report, United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Sixty percent of Americans say we're a nation in decline and 76% are not confident that their children's generation will fare better than their own.
~ NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll, August 2014