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Monday Morning environmental heresy

July 20, 2009

Years ago I read E.F. Shumacher’s Small Is Beautiful and something about it didn’t quite strike me right.  It seemed as thought it might be the right strategy if we could count on the Earth’s population to fall to about two billion in a benevolent flowering of environmental consciousness.  It was a nice idea, with some localized applications to be sure, but also a gigantic application of small-scale wishful thinking.

As the population bomb continues to explode, our environmental news isn’t likely to get better anytime soon.  And here from the environmental-hippie editor of The Whole Earth Catalogue are some great strategies:  bigger cities, genetically engineered crops, nuclear power and geoengineering. 

Waddya think?


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