Yeah, might as well go down fighting.
There has been a lot of pushback on the concept of Sustainability lately. ( http://xkcd.com/1007/ ) Kingsnorth criticises it as a "plastic word" that means "sustaining human civilization at the comfort level that the world's rich people -- us -- feel is their right.." But this is the opposite of what it means. The goal of sustainability is to avert the catastrophe that awaits our civilization if we continue as we are. It is about finding a way to provide the basics of life for seven billion people on a smallish rock hurtling through space. Personally, I'm not very optimistic that we can do it. However, I sure as hell am going to try, because the alternative is too horrible.
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