Bruce Cooperstein, Back to the Future, The Solutions Journal, Volume 8, Issue 2, March 2017, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/back-to-the-future/) Abstract: Reviewing Journey to Earthland by Paul Raskin, Tellus Institute, 2016 Journey to Earthland by Paul Raskin is a short read but no less inspiring in its hopeful tone and stimulation of the imagination. In the words of the author it is, at the same time, "essay, narrative, and manifesto" (page iv). The author will be no stranger to long-time readers of Solutions, having shared some of the themes and ideas in this book in the perspective piece "Scenes from the Great Transition" in Volume 3, Issue 4 from 2012. To fully appreciate the content of Journey, it is necessary to know something about the arc of Raskin's professional life and his ongoing evolution. Raskin earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Columbia University and was subsequently a professor at the State University of New York, Albany. He left academe in the 1970s in order to play an active role in charting a positive course into the future and cofounded the Tellus Institute, which has conducted thousands of … Topics: Environment; Sustainability