A message for the deciders at the G-20 and COP-26: « The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. »

Barbara Crane Navarro

«Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the earth is our mother? What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth.

This we know – the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.»

  • Chief Seattle, from a speech in 1854 during the governor of Washington’s visit to a council of local tribal chiefs

Global chiefs met this weekend at the G-20 summit in Rome. The 2021 summit’s motto is « people, planet, and prosperity»but these leaders represent the earth’s wealthiest industrialized countries, most powerful governments and multinational corporations who are responsible for the majority of the pollution and CO2 emissions that have brought…

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