Saving Civilization: In Pursuit of Sustainability Jeb Taylor

ISBN:

Published: August 19th 2013

Kindle Edition

269 pages


Description

Saving Civilization:  In Pursuit of Sustainability  by  Jeb Taylor

Saving Civilization: In Pursuit of Sustainability by Jeb Taylor
August 19th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 269 pages | ISBN: | 8.33 Mb

Around 12,000 years ago, somewhere in the Middle East, a small group of migratory foragers decided to settle down and adopt agriculture as their primary subsistence strategy. That decision was almost certainly made in an attempt to enhance theirMoreAround 12,000 years ago, somewhere in the Middle East, a small group of migratory foragers decided to settle down and adopt agriculture as their primary subsistence strategy.

That decision was almost certainly made in an attempt to enhance their survival security, ¬which it most assuredly did⎯at least over the short term. However, it also inadvertently set humankind on a course of competitive artificial development that has severely, adversely impacted other members of our species, other species, and the environment: conditions that now threaten, rather than enhance, our long-term survival prospects.If we continue on this irresponsible course there will be a time in the not too distant future when we will exhaust Earth’s capacity to sustain us, at which time, civilization, at least as we know it, will collapse.Saving Civilization is a frank discussion about civilization, what has brought it to the brink of collapse, and the obstacles that must overcome before we can achieve sustainability.Civilization can be saved, but it will require that we profoundly modify our behavior.

This will require that we evaluate ourselves and our accomplishments with a degree of candor we are generally wont to do. Such candor may anger and/or offend and/or alienate some readers. Unfortunately, that can’t be helped. We cannot expect to enact meaningful change and continue to maintain misconceptions, deceptions, and delusions about ourselves and our accomplishments.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "Saving Civilization: In Pursuit of Sustainability":


coatsdaewooparts.com

©2010-2015 | DMCA | Contact us