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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: July 2011
27 July 2011 Christina Tey writes: We are all programmed to take account of ‘now’. We have enough money now, we have enough to eat now, and the sun is shining now. We will worry about tomorrow when tomorrow arrives.
“Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, … Continue reading
“[Oil] volatility would be the hallmark of post peak oil because it was obvious that advanced economies could not absorb super high prices and would crash in response; that at some point after crashing, these economies would respond to the … Continue reading
Norman Pagett writes: Nineteenth century frontier politics are being imposed on 21st century reality. That’s the only way to describe the Republicans’ move to undermine Obama’s government, and it is creating a fiscal madness that is bringing America to the … Continue reading
17 July 2011 Norman Pagett writes: Collection boxes in the street and television and radio appeals are calling on us to help East Africa’s hungry as the region faces the worst famine in half a century. While everyone wants to … Continue reading