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Red Alert!: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge (Speaker's Corner) Paperback – November 1, 2009
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"Taking a hard look at the biggest problem that we face today - the damaging way we live on this earth - Daniel Wildcat draws upon ancient Native American wisdom and nature-centered beliefs to advocate a modern strategy to combat global warming." --Green (Living) Review, December 17, 2009
Red Alert! offers a dose of indigenous realism as well as hope. It has a place where individuals want to explore what contemporary indigenous societies have to offer...a place wherever people are willing to share fruitful as well as difficult discussions. Anyone who is wondering what should we do? will benefit from the indigenuity of Red Alert! --Winds of Change Winter 2010
Arguing against man's battle with nature and stating that there is no controlling the Earth, Daniel R. Wildcat presents many intriguing ideas for readers that is well worth considering for those worried about the environment. "Red Alert!" is a top pick for those seeking second opinions about the environmental crises." --Wisconsin Bookwatch
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Dr. Wildcat's forte' is in environmental research, and indigenous knowledge. My curiosity led me to video of some of his appearances at various symposiums around the country. His focus is on 'Global Warming' or as he refers to it 'Global Burning'. In RED ALERT, Dr. Wildcat introduces the reader to a harsh look into a devastating problem, but, ultimately, with a hopeful solution.
Although, the Professor is more convinced than I of the entire human cause of "Global Burning", I believe his argument is convincing, and gives credence to cyclical natural events. Despite the weight of blame, the human race is responsible for many vile acts against Mother Earth. Dr. Wildcat's solution rests in the indigenous peoples of our country, and around the world.
The tone of his book is poignant, and filled with passionate concern. About half of the book focuses on the problem, while the other half is a well thought out outline to a solution. Dr. Wildcat's resolution promotes the idea of a return to nature, living within our own unique geographic area. His theory points out many destructive problems that are a result of our Global Society. He often refers to this as "Homogenized".Read more ›
The key sentence seems to be this: "The advantage our ancestors possessed was that they did not operate with the delusion that they ought to be in control of the natural world beyond their human selves."
This short book is oriented to thought and is not a guide to action but it's worth reminding us what we've lost when we started thinking we were in control of the world and all its creatures.
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