Dr. Tim Flannery is an Australian mammalogist, paleontologist, environmentalist, professor and global warming activist. He was named Australian of the Year in 2007.
Flannery explains that over the last 10,000 years humanity has built a “super-organism” – a level of organization similar to that of ants, termites, or bees. The glue that holds the super-organism together is the division of labor, interdependence. As “we form this one great super-organism, where we are all interconnected, we gain the capacity to deal with environmental challenges.” Flannery sees international progress in addressing climate change and expects more in the future.
Source: Dr. Tim Flannery: A Natural History of the Planet
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