ONE PLANET follows the creeds of several philosophers who have written extensively on the subject of Mankind’s relationship to his environment, his well-being, and to each other.
These well-respected authors speak of a modus operandi for universal health and happiness which is unchallenged, but which is ignored or subverted in Politics. Universal health and happiness is a disposable commodity in the pursuit of individual wealth and power, and our Politics, our Democracy, has become an agent for serving the latter, rather than the former.
Historically, it was War which was waged between powers - for questionable gains to a few, while the masses had to accept the pointless, collateral damage to their lives and opportunities. Wars are still waged in this way, but a new phenomenon is emerging in the Western Nations, which have ostensibly moved beyond warring among themselves. The global acquisition of wealth, power and control through commercial and financial means, affected through manipulation of governments, means the quality of life and opportunities for people everywhere are subtly being compromised to serve these ends - mostly via the wilful trashing of the planet in the pursuit of profitable goals. In fact, it is not unlike what happens in the rogue nations we deplore.
More recently, papers have been written about our current situation – about our conflict with our own life-giving environment, the threats to our existence from Climate Change, and the levels of oppression, subjugation, and atrocities suffered by our own species at our own hands.
These modern writers are also guiding intellects to which ONE PLANET refers.
Scientific research that is not corrupted by vested interest also informs our policies. Economists who propose Alternative Economic Systems, likewise.
Please find following some links to the most respected philosophies and writings to which ONE PLANET ascribes, and consults with, in the crafting of its guiding Philosophy, and the drawing up of its Policies.
Pope Francis, “Laudato si' “ , 24 May 2018, Encyclical Letter, On Care For Our Common Home. (In this, the Pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take "swift and unified global action.")
Robert Manne emeritus professor of politics and vice-chancellor’s fellow at La Trobe University.
A discourse on the relevance of the Laudato Si', and his collection of essays:
David Suzuki, https://davidsuzuki.org/expert/david-suzuki/
“The Big Picture”, “The Legacy”, “Wisdom of the Elders” etc.
Tim Flannery, Author at Climate Council, Australian of the Year
“The Future Eaters”, “The Weather Makers” etc
Michael West, Investigative Journalist
David Shearman, http://davidshearman.org/ ; Founder and Honorary Secretary of Doctors for the Environment Australia and Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Adelaide University.
"The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure of Democracy" (Praeger, 2007)
Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australasia. Writer for IEEFA, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.
“Doubts over future of giant Carmichael coal mine”.
Gillian Triggs, former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. “Speaking Up: A Memoir”.
Jeremy Rifkin, Writer; an American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist; author of 20 books about the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment; most notably The Third Industrial Revolution, which describes transitioning from the fossil-fuel market economy to the digital sharing economy.
Edwin Victor Curtis Adamson; Agricultural Scientist, Environmentalist, Aboriculturist, Political Activist, Writer-Philosopher.
A Manifesto for a New Political Party, ONE PLANET