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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.
Author Archives: Norman
7 September 2012 Norman Pagett writes: “Seven percent growth may seem high, but for China, which had double-digit growth for 20 years, it really means bad news,” said Li Cheng, a China expert from the Brookings Institute. He said there … Continue reading
5 September 2012 Guest Blogger “If someone who is literally living paycheck to paycheck gets an extra dollar, it’s very likely that they will spend that dollar immediately on whatever they need – groceries, to pay the telephone bill, to … Continue reading
5 September 2012 Original story available here Reproduced courtesy of Common Dreams Current and future impact of floods and droughts being underestimated, says Oxfam A new report released Wednesday says that the full impact of climate change and extreme weather … Continue reading
5 September 2012 Reproduced courtesy of Paul Chefurka Original article available here Food Systems According to Wikipedia, a food system includes all processes and infrastructure involved in feeding a population: the growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, marketing, consumption, and disposal … Continue reading
4 September 2012 Guest Blogger Egypt’s revolution was about the rising cost of food and unemployment, not the political dictatorship of Mubarak. Now Mubarak has gone, but food costs are still too high and unemployment is running at 12.5%, with … Continue reading
4 September 2012 Guest Blogger “The Trussell Trust foodbank network, with over 250 foodbanks around the UK, is under huge pressure to respond to the thousands of people thrown into crisis as a direct result of change and uncertainty about … Continue reading
2 September 2012 by Guest Blogger Food Price Watch senior economist Jose Cuesta: “The situation is very serious right now. We have seen that food prices have increased sharply in the month of July, especially for soy beans (17%) and … Continue reading
2 September 2012 Norman Pagett writes: As Groucho Marx memorably said, and Eastwood confirmed: nobody believes in sanity claus no more. Romney’s politics are also in complete denial of reality. America will dump Obama because he’s risking the fate of … Continue reading
30 August 2012 Norman Pagett writes: “To meet some of the higher ethanol production goals would require more corn than the United States currently produces, if all of the envisioned ethanol was made from corn…Further, rapid expansion of biofuel production … Continue reading