On 11 Apr 2009, at 02:12, Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 02:22:09AM +0900, Eleanor McHugh wrote:
>> What has always worried me about the green movement is that instead  
>> of
>> embracing environmental change for what it is, an intrinsic dynamic  
>> of
>> the biosphere, they instead frame it as an enemy to be defeated. Such
>> a war by its very nature cannot be won and each battle is a waste of
>> resources that could better be channelled into learning to live with
>> the changed conditions: the strategy nature itself adopts.
>
> More to the point, we could learn to guide climate change in a  
> positive
> direction, rather than just trying to avoid having any effect on the
> changes at all until the day they kill us and scour the Earth's  
> biosphere
> clean.

Our very existence does that anyway, regardless of any conscious  
motivation :)


Ellie

Eleanor McHugh
Games With Brains
http://slides.games-with-brains.net
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raise ArgumentError unless @reality.responds_to? :reason