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15.11.2006., srijeda

Attitude adjustment: Facing our ecological predicament



"After a talk I gave last year on food and energy, one audience member remarked that it seemed to him that we face challenges so daunting that little can be done to stop a worldwide collapse of civilization. "What is the point in trying?" he seemed to be asking. As I prepare for guest lectures on peak oil and the consequences of overshoot at a local college this week, I'm asking myself: Is that person's attitude really all that unreasonable?"

http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/2006/11/attitude-adjustment-facing-our.html



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Opis bloga:
The change is here, the change is us.


Peak oil quotes:

What is Peak Oil?
Colin Campbell: "The term Peak Oil refers the maximum rate of the production of oil in any area under consideration, recognising that it is a finite natural resource, subject to depletion."

“Peak Oil is not a theory.”
Dr. Robert L. Hirsch, author of the Hirsch Report





Other quotes:

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." - Edward Abbey


"If it had been the purpose of human activity on earth to bring the planet to the edge of ruin, no more efficient mechanism could have been invented than the market economy." - Jeremy Seabrook


"Zemlja ne umire, nju ubijaju. A oni koji je ubijaju imaju ime i adresu."
Utah Phillips


“We won't have a society if we destroy the environment”
Margaret Mead


"I fail to understand why we all should participate in a global experiment to find out how many people the Earth can feed."
Paul Ehrlich

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."
Edmund Burke