Bill McKibben (at left) offers a sobering essay in the August issue of National Geographic (page 33ff), "A Deeper Shade of Green."
He sounds like a cross between economist and prophet.
Bottom line: we tend to make judgments about everything in terms of what will grow the economy.
We do so at the very time that everyone is telling us that our real desire is for deepened community life.
Ironic, isn't it?
McKibben points out that this intersection of insatiable material desire and longing for knowing and being known occurs as the window of opportunity is closing on our being able to do anything very significant about the rapid deterioration of our environment.
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