26 March 2011


The entire affluence-based economic model of the postwar era [...] is based on the idea that cheap energy and rising material consumption are supposed to make us happier and happier. This is why nuclear power plants are now being built in areas that are highly active geologically, and why we consume as much oil in one year as was created in 5.3 million years. We are looting both the past and the future to feed the excess of the present. It's the dictatorship of the here and now.

HJ Schellnhuber

1 comment:

  1. Amen. And the exasperating part of it is that here in the 1st world at any rate we're doing just fine. There's no need for any of this: we've got plenty of everything.