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Another Week of GW News, June 7, 2009

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Another week of Climate Disruption News

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June 7, 2009



Low Key Plug

My first novel Water was published in Canada May, 2007. The American release was in October. An Introductionto the novel is available, along with the Unpublished Forewordand the Launch Talk. An overview of my writing is available here.

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P.S. Recent postings can be found in the week archive and the ancient postings can be accessed here, which should open to this.


“We submit:
[...]
8) That the ideas which dominate our civilization at the present time date in their most virulent form from the Industrial Revolution. They may be summarized as:

  1. It’s us against the environment.
  2. It’s us against other men.
  3. It’s the individual (or the individual company, or the individual nation) that matters.
  4. We can have unilateral control over the environment and we must strive for that control.
  5. We live within an infinitely expanding “frontier”.
  6. Economic determinism is common sense.
  7. Technology will do it for us.
We submit that these ideas are simply proved false by the great but ultimately destructive achievemnets of our technology in the last 150 years. Likewise they appear false under modern ecological theory. The creature that wins against its environment destroys itself.” -Gregory Bateson, _Steps to an Ecology of Mind_, page 492-493,
Testimony to the University of Hawaii Committee on Ecology and Man, March 1970

Comments

  1. #1 Solar
    November 26, 2009

    Wow, what a comprehensive list of information. I especially like your link on the left sidebar, “How to talk to a climate skeptic.” That’s perfect information for me.

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