It’s Your Planet!

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This article was posted in Engage.


  1. I was pointed here by a commenter to my blog, who noted that you were doing a good job of countering the pernicious apocalyptic nonsense that's so widespread these days in the peak oil and climate change communities online. I'll have to thank him for the recommendation -- and I'd like to thank you for being a voice for clarity and accuracy at a time when those things seem to be depleting even faster than petroleum or arctic sea ice.

  2. Beautiful writing and lots of good sense, thank you. Comments on fracking and peak oil are imho spot on.

    ... start by accepting that the age of cheap abundant energy is ending, that the lifestyles that age made possible are ending with it, and that wasting all those fossil fuels on what amounts to a drunken binge three centuries long might not have been a very smart idea in the first place. Any one of those would be a bitter pill to take; all three of them together are far more than most people nowadays are willing to swallow, and so it’s not surprising that so much effort over the last few decades have gone into pretending that the squalid excesses of contemporary culture can somehow keep rolling along in the teeth of all the evidence to the contrary.

    The frantic attempts to sustain the unsustainable driven by this pretense have done much to make the present day such a halcyon time for swindles of every description.

    I wish everyone knew what a bubble fracking is; they would not be so eager to participate in the decimation of their lives and surroundings on behalf of throbbingly articulated "jobs".

  3. That's really very interesting. I've cited Mr. Greer in my little corner of the ... I hate to use the term... blogosphere. In any case, the interesting part has to do with Martin's comment. I haven't stopped in here much lately but posted in my blog this evening (on a topic to be detested by many here) and saw the tweet linking to it from P3 come up. I wandered by and saw almost the identical topics that were here last time I visited. I didn't even note many new comments in the threads that I'd read. I was going to go to the open thread and ask if both the publishers and the audience are losing interest and saw that there were comments in the "It's your Planet!" section and clicked on that.

    Martin says that he's "a bit disappointed, half jokingly, that [Mr. Greer hasn't] found this place earlier." I wonder what can be done to spread the site's influence farther and make it more active. I haven't gone to Alexa to assess its activity (not my job, you know?) but it feels like it's ... dying a bit. I know that I haven't contributed articles as I told Michael I would at one point, so the blame rests in part with me. I seem to have enough trouble coming up with topics (and the time to pursue them) in my blog. And though my readership is tiny, keeping it up is important to me.

    I would suggest that, for those who are interested in this site, we put our heads together to find ways to keep it fresh and active. I'd commit to some number of proposed articles per month but I'd likely be over-promising. But I find it an interesting enough site that it would sadden me to see it atrophy so I'd like to find some way to contribute to which I could commit and follow through.

    Maybe my perception is off, if so, I'll be glad to hear it.

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