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The End of MoreBecause the economy of the developed world has locked itself into the delusion of infinite growth, we have no option but to demand more. Though the lives of seven billion of us literally depend on more always being available, we are collectively incapable of recognizing that our profligate lifestyle has reached its limits. Yet two billion more people are going to turn up over the next forty years, they too will insist on being fed.
But we remain in denial. It is in our short term interests to accept cornucopian economics and political wishful thinking so that we can have a little while longer to reject the reality of overpopulation, resource depletion and climate change.
We must face the fact that we have reached the End of More.
Doomsday ClockWatch the rate at which we are consuming resources, decide how long this can go on posted courtesy of www.collapseofindustrialcivilization.com
Author Archives: Norman
That we are entering a period of decline is not in any real doubt, at least not among those with the inclination to think about it. ‘Downsizing’ seems to be the commonly used term, but few really understand what it … Continue reading
28 August 2013 Norman Pagett writes: now that you’ve had your laugh, check on reality:
25 March 2013 Norman Pagett writes: Bacteria were here for 2 billion years before we were, and will be here long after we’re gone. It is important to consider what bacterial life forms actually do…as opposed to thinking of them … Continue reading
By Sandra Postel reposted courtesy of the Post Carbon Institute As climate change alters rainfall patterns and river flows, tensions are bound to rise between states and countries that share rivers that cross their borders. In the Rio Grande Basin … Continue reading
By Karl North | Archived October 8, 2012 October 10 2012 Original article available here, republished courtesy of Karl North This article was originally reviewed, edited and published by Tompkins County Relocalization, a group in upstate New York that is … Continue reading
8 October 2012 Norman Pagett writes: When our hunter forebears slaughtered an animal for food, they were absorbing energy from its metabolic system into their own. The energy from the dead animal powered a human hunter and his family or … Continue reading
8 October 2012 Norman Pagett writes: Any species that feeds and breeds unchecked on a sphere must by definition run out of space when it reaches its polar extremities. When the Russians planted their flag on the undersea point of … Continue reading
4 October 2012 Article reposted courtesy of Dr Tim Morgan, Tullet Prebon original article available here Sometimes, markets’ surprise can be surprising in itself, and this is certainly the case where events in Spain are concerned. There has long been … Continue reading
4 October 2012 Article reposted courtesy of Common dreams original article available here “Out of control” land grabs by foreign corporations in the last decade have taken over an area big enough to grow food for a billion people, according … Continue reading