Humanity will she learn the lessons of the pandemic and to “take advantage” of this crisis to have the courage to initiate radical changes that the planet and the Man need ? This is the question posed by 200 personalities, including Madonna, Robert de Niro, Juliette Binoche, and 20 Nobel prize laureates, in a tribune published in World on Wednesday, may 6.
In this forum at the initiative of Juliette Binoche and the astrophysicist Aurélien Barrau, 200 artists, intellectuals, sportsmen urge leaders and citizens “ to extract the logic untenable that still prevails, to work finally to a profound reshaping of the goals, values and economies. “
A global collapse to the consequences without common measure
As for the authors of this tribune, “ the ecological disaster in the course is a “meta-crisis” : the mass extinction of life on Earth is no longer in doubt and all the indicators of an existential threat direct. The difference of a pandemic as serious as it is, it is a global collapse therefore the consequences will be without common measure “.
A radical transformation is needed
This pandemic Covid-19 that, to this day, has killed more than 257, 000 people in the world, leads a large part of the population to be confined to her home and has already made a land of many economies, there will be a “ breaking point ” ? The signatories of this forum in the hope as much as they deem to be “ impossible to return to normal “.
“ The radical transformation that is needed – at all levels – requires boldness and courage. It will not take place without a massive commitment and determined. “A forum concluded with these words : ” when the acts ? It is a matter of survival, as much as to dignity and consistency. “
At the initiative of Aurélien Barrau and Juliette Binoche, this short text is signed by Nobel Prize for medicine, chemistry and physics, such as James Peebles or the Nobel prize beyond peace Muhammad Yunus, but also artists such as Yann Arthus Bertrand, Guillaume Canet, Robert de Niro, Madonna and Sting, or the footballer Claude Makélé and directors Wim Wenders, Hirokazu Kore-eda. You can find it in its entirety on the website of the World.