Wednesday, January 18, 2006

getting hot

The whole climate change issue is very depressing. Sometimes I think we are driving the planet -- and ourselves -- off the edge of a cliff, and that future generations (if they exist) will curse the industrial era and the name of the United States as the biggest contributor to the problem and the biggest obstacle to trying to curb it.

As for this quote, "It may seem impossible to imagine that a technologically advanced society could choose, in essence, to destroy itself, but that is what we are now in the process of doing" -- well, read "Collapse" by Jared Diamond. It isn't unknown.