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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
Monthly Archives: June 2011
Capital area food bank to begin charging for fresh produce, and sending out scavenging parties. Washington Post June 25 2011 26 June 2011 Christina Tey writes: The Washington Post today reported that rising food prices were forcing the Capital Area … Continue reading
“The world is headed for an energy crunch that could cripple the global economy.” Dr Fatih Birol, chief economist, the International Energy Authority Norman Pagett writes: Right now 60 million barrels of oil are being released from ‘emergency stocks’. That … Continue reading
The gravity of the situation is lost on this administration. Stefanos Manos, Greek Government Norman Pagett writes: The present broken state of the Greek economy is more than a blip, a temporary difficulty, or a rarity. This is the new … Continue reading
“The food system is pretty well bust in the world,” Barbara Stocking, chief executive, Oxfam, June 2011 Christina Tey writes: The world’s biggest commodities trader Glencore took its place in the FTSE100 index of top companies this month, becoming an … Continue reading