Thursday, March 26, 2009

Deep Economy

The book by Bill McKibben "Deep Economy" gives a very good insight of things to come. As we look at economic shifts in agriculture during the industrial revolution we see that we have developed an unsustainable system. The economy of the world being more interconnected and interdependent has produced a set of vices that have to be addressed. One of these vices is the way that we measure the cost of our energy. Energy that like food allows us to continue with our species existence. The amount of energy in say lettuce compared with the amount of energy required to produce and transport that same lettuce is so small that it seems ridiculous to eat lettuce for the sake of energy. Of course there are other factors for which we eat lettuce besides "energy" but looking at this balance within a more holistic view a lot can be learned if we do the calculations and put some numbers to work.

1 comment:

sushil yadav said...

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Industrial Society is destroying necessary things [Animals, Trees, Air, Water and Land] for making unnecessary things [consumer goods].

"Growth Rate" - "Economy Rate" - "GDP"

These are figures of "Ecocide".
These are figures of "crimes against Nature".
These are figures of "destruction of Ecosystems".
These are figures of "Insanity, Abnormality and Criminality".

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature [Animals, Trees, Air, Water and Land].

Destroy the system that has killed all ecosystems.

Chief Seattle of the Indian Tribe had warned the destroyers of ecosystems way back in 1854 :

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you realize that you cannot eat money.

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Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

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