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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Should we look at another direction?

The prevailing socioeconomic opinion says we have no problem with the environment and the environment will self-regulate to resolve any perceived problem will, thus we don’t really need to do anything, we can just carry on as we have done and all will work our right in the end. The eco-system may well self-regulate in response to the damage we have and continue to do but we have no certainty that an optimal solution for the eco-system’s perspective involves the survival of the human race. With our understanding of how such complex systems work and what we have done we should, as a matter of self-interest if nothing else, look toward the long term but we don’t.

It looks like the immense lag in the system could prevent us from achieving a sustainable state and we have a very real possibility of seeing not just a collapse of civilisation but also of the eco-system; we do not have time on our side.

Perhaps we should now look at sowing seeds so that we have a foundation (and I use that word deliberately) to build an alternative moneyless socioeconomic system after the collapse? We should

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