It is simply not possible to carry on at the current level of economic activity without destroying the environment.
According to George Monbiot, it’s not just anti-vaxxers. The themes of resisting power and regaining control of our lives have been cynically repurposed.
Complex systems, such as the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere seek equilibrium. When they are pushed too far out of one equilibrium state, they can flip suddenly into another. Once a transition has happened, it cannot realistically be reversed.
We have a slow food movement and a slow travel movement. But we’re missing something, and its absence contributes to our escalating crisis. We need a slow ecology movement, and we need it fast.
Most people should have realized by now that we’re facing a climate crisis. Curbing greenhouse gas emissions is just one side of the problem. Adopting safety precautions is the other, says David Ehl.
In Canada, almost every policy to help wean us off fossil fuel has been watered down by oil and gas lobbyists.