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We are now feeling the effects of the CO2 raise from 280 ppm to 380 ppm. The goal for the Kyoto protocolls are just 170 ppm more. And that is not mentioning that we are in general using 1.25 times the output of this planet, each year. We are so far beyond sustainability that some crash is inevitable.

I think humanity will survive and even civilization as we know it, though most of the industrial part will go.It probably always was more efficient in moving resources to the rich part of the world then anything else. Spinning Jenny as a way of controlling the most value-added part of production while smashing the Indian industry, rather then more efficient means of production.

Smaller footprints will become a matter of survival so back to the farms and growing vegetables it is. And I see stopping the intellectual enclosure as vital in getting a softer landing. Human ingenuity and this wonderful mechanism of easily accesible thoughts that is Internet are among the few things in the plus column. Plus I can download Battlestar Galactica or Stargate SG-1 and dream away in a story were resources are unlimited, except for when the storyline demands otherwise.

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue May 22nd, 2007 at 09:44:35 PM EST

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