Linda Sheehan was one of 45 leading scholars, authors and activists who convened at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, for the public presentation: “Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth.” Speakers discussed the profound impacts—environmental, economic and social—of runaway technological expansionism and cyber immersion; the tendency to see technology as the savior for all problems. During her speech, she explained how modern environmental laws have limits and treat land as a commodity and not as a community in which we belong. Denying rights to Earth leads to separation and does not create communities where humans and Nature can coexist. The movement for Earth rights is going to shift the narrative where human superiority prevails and prove that it is illogical to recognize rights to humans and not to Nature. Photo credit: IntlForum