SOS #47    J. Morris Hicks    (3-10-20)  
Evolving Vision of Survival Since 2018
Greetings from my writing studio in Vermont, where I am focused on completing our book, OUTCRY. That said, I wish to share with you the Epilog of that book. It is entitled: An Evolving Vision of Survival and features a chronological list of the SOS Memos that were relevant to that ever-evolving vision. 

But first, a question about our envisioned solution

Do we believe that a 3,000 mile living corridor across the USA will ever become a reality as it has been envisioned? 

No, we're just trying to spark a global conversation that will lead to the creation of a successor  civilization that will become a reality.

Right now, everyone in the world is talking about the Coronavirus---a serious global issue for humanity, of course, but nowhere near as crucial as abrupt climate change and the impending end of our species. Yet,  hardly anyone is talking about the latter.  One of the recent endorsers of our book over this past weekend says it better than we do:

"Given the magnitude of the issues detailed herein---and the effect those issues may have on the populace of the world, Jim Hicks' book is more than timely, it is a shot across the bow for all of us. And, while the proposed solutions are imaginative, they are the beginning of a thought process that may well result in a viable and sustainable way of life for all of humanity. It all begins with acknowledging that there really is a problem."     
-Ron Riedasch, MBA, Seattle 
Former Senior Executive at Boeing and  
President of the Boeing Management Association 

The book's epilog begins with this quote from Pope John Paul II , who passed away fifteen years ago next month:

"Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem 
unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle." 

Pope John Paul II  
Epilog: An Evolving Vision of Survival
Link to Complete Draft Provided Below

In September of 2018, I posted one of my "bite-size" blogs (BSBs) entitled, "Creative Idea for Saving Our Civilization." Since then, I have posted about fifty more, changing the name from bite-size blogs to SOS Memos in April of 2019. Throughout the past eighteen months, I have always strived to make it abundantly clear that these blogs are aimed at sparking the global conversation  regarding the urgent need to totally reinvent our entire civilization---to the extent necessary to satisfy Mother Nature.

Stuart meets Greta in Sweden; invites her to UN Climate Conference in Katowice, Poland

In the pages ahead, we have only included the SOS Memos that are relevant to the evolving vision of how we can possibly reinvent the way we live---soon enough, and to the extent necessary, to prevent the near-term extinction of our species. Some of the scientists covered in Chapter Four don't believe that we have a chance of saving ourselves, while others are a bit more optimistic that we can. Consider us as members of that second group. 
That's because we have always felt that if a way of life could be envisioned, that it is possible for it to become a reality. And if that vision is based on technology that is available today in 2020, then we think our chances are even better. 
Along with links to all of these relevant SOS Memos, we have provided a concise summary of the content of each one. If you work your way through the list and read the ones that pique your interest, you will see how our own vision has evolved and expanded during the first eighteen months since an inspirational conversation with Stuart Scott in New York City's Central Park in September of 2018.
You can find a complete, up-to-date, list of all blog-postings at this link:  SOS Memos . But that list will not include the introductory remarks that are provided for each of them in the Epilog of our upcoming book, OUTCRY. Click to view the entire draft of that Epilog. 

Updated Preview of Outcry.  The link below contains a link to the cover, the Foreword by Mother Nature, the Introduction and the full table of contents.  Our target publish date is April 22, which is the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day---and that was no coincidence.

J. Morris (Jim) Hicks

PS: You may be wondering how you can help promote the never-ending search for a way to save our species. You can get me in front of some audiences who you think might be ready to hear about the long-overdue, global "conversation" about our survival.
You can join my mailing list and/or find all of my previous postings by visiting the SOS Memos page on my website Here are a few of them:

As always, I am just trying to spark a global conversation about what is needed. By sharing a vision of what I believe is possible, I hope to influence others to think bigger, better and bolder.   


As for speaking, I continue to search for mainstream audiences who may have an interest in learning more about a realistically hopeful vision for our future - and their role in making that vision come true.

As such, I will travel anywhere for an opportunity to speak to one or more groups in each city that I visit. I will create a custom presentation for each audience and I only ask for travel expense reimbursement and a modest honorarium.

In the months ahead, I will continue to focus on the urgent need for a totally reinvented greening of our civilization - beginning with a model in the USA that could be applied globally over the next fifty years. 

Upcoming talks : There are lots of open dates on my calendar as my next scheduled talk is  at Camp Plant-Stock in Black Mountain, NC, in August.

As for the specifics of my topic, I invite you to  contact me directly  about how I might tailor my presentation to best suit an audience you may have in mind: 

Universities,  churches,  think-tanks, legislative bodies, environmental  organizations, alumni associations, leadership clubs, PTA's  and/or civic groups who may appreciate a message of reality and hope for our future. 

Please let me hear from you directly regarding any ideas or questions you may have.

What else can you do to help? Three things:

1. Live as greenly as possible while doing all that you can to raise the awareness of "big picture" solutions that are crucially necessary for saving our civilization.

2. Share this BSB and my  "Mama Ain't Happy" BSB with prominent journalists, thought leaders and/or elected officials whom you respect. They need to learn a lot more about the many reasons why  Mama ain't happy.

3. Here are a few more GRATOLA-related blogs that you can share with your most powerful friends, leaders, journalists and movie producers.

Click here for links  to all blogs and SOS Memos since 2016

Until next time, just remember...

Humanity is on a collision course with Nature.
A damaged Nature will survive. We may not.
We must change course to avert an ecological disaster.

This SOS Memo series was created by:

J. Morris (Jim) Hicks 
CEO, 4Leaf Global, LLC

I welcome your feedback and/or questions at:

In the past two years, I have spoken at a  VegFest in
Fort Myers, at  in Honolulu and Kahului, Maui, the   College of the Holy Cross  in Worcester, MA, a  Plant Powered Manhattan  event in New York, at a lakeside health conference in  South Haven, Michigan, in Buffalo, NY, at the University of Scranton, at Dr.  Fuhrman's  Golden Gate Health Getaway  in California and at the Healthy World Sedona Health and Sustainability Conference in AZ.

To schedule a presentation at a venue near you, please contact me at

Promoting health, hope and harmony on planet Earth

Moonglow J. Morris Hicks

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