Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Well, the various peaks are not an insurmountable challenge.

An insurmountable challenge to a society that expects steady exponential growth, yes. But that is not a requirement for maintaining a comfortable and pleasant society.

Climate chaos may or may not be. Unfortunately, we will probably learn whether it is, even though betting your civilisation on the toss of a coin strikes me as a rather stupid thing to do.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Jun 21st, 2011 at 03:57:38 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Well, if a financial crisis months to days away cannot compel our leaders to abandon common wisdom and do something, I'm sceptical about addressing (and addressing in time) issues that seem more than one election cycle away...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jun 22nd, 2011 at 04:26:40 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Occasional Series