Written by Jan Lundberg
Thursday, 20 July 2006
Ecovillages and isotherms
CUTTING OUT FOSSIL FUELS BY BUILDING COMMUNITY
The urgent need to slash today's extreme consumption of fossil fuels is not a numbers game, nor is it a matter of degree. Rather, it is a matter of reduction in kind.
We cannot break our hyper-addiction to our fossil-fuelled economy of hyper-consumption incrementally, or gradually, or by means of some pain-free twelve-step program. We have to go cold turkey wherever we can. Right now. We have to begin by taking a good hard look at every single thing we do - at every single thing we have, at every single thing we want. Then we have to start the hard job of cutting out every single thing we can do without. http://i.am/jah/environ.htm
"...Today the food system is even more reliant on cheap crude oil. Virtually all of the processes in the modern food system are now dependent upon this finite resource, which is nearing its depletion phase."