"The challenge we now face is the challenge of choosing our destiny. Our generation, of all the thousands of generations before us, is called upon the decide the fate of life on this planet. The processes we have initiated within our lifetimes and the lifetimes of our parents and grandparents cannot continue in the lifetimes of our children and grandchildren. Whatever we do will either create the framework for reaching a peaceful and cooperative global society and thus continuing the grand adventure of life, spirit, and consciousness on Earth or set the stage for the termination of humanity’s tenure on this planet."
--Ervin Laszlo, Manifesto on Planetary Consciousness, for The Club of Budapest