Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Rubber chickens

L. Graham Smith at ecomyths asks: "How did saving the environment become such a pernicious, political movement?"

Implementation of sustainability is where the rubber meets the road. It is hard, context specific and requires commitment and hard-work. And getting one's hands dirty.

Eeww! Can't I make posters, march, and protest and blame some big corporation instead? Can't I stay a long, long time at university and complain in a sophisticated post-modernists frame about over-consumption, globalization, corporatism, capitalism and Americanism?

Well you could, but you'd need a really good issue. One with no hope of any answer, no practical political solutions, no policies that any rational government would actually impose on its economy…
Read the rest here… Knee-jerk aggrievement warning: Essay begins with the statement, "Anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is a fraud."