Monday, 5 September 2011


The first signs that the human race was living beyond its ecological means came back in the Energy Crisis of the seventies. Those who lived through it learned a lot  about how not to handle the situation - panic, hide your head in the sand, buy yourself time with a new oil-field and fritter it away, make excuses, get self-righteous and puritanical, opt out and become self-sufficient. Those strategies were not sustainable then, and they won't work now.