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WanderingEng  ·  243 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: rd95's thoughts on "Eaarth" by Bill McKibben

I like his ideas about being durable rather than continued growth (with "like" as a synonym for "I attempt this myself in some fashion already").

I do like a farmer's market. It makes me think maybe a problem with grocery stores is they offer so much choice. Do I really need bananas from Guatemala? Limiting options to what is available in the local growing season seems "better."

I think my hangups with approaches like this is they don't really offer a path forward. They point out the (very real) flaws today, describe a utopia, and then leave as an exercise for the reader how to get there.

I mentioned Hunt for Red October yesterday in pubski. There's a scene where Alec Baldwin is trying to guess how the submarine captain is goingto get the crew off the boat. "They have to want to get off." On the same token, people have to want to have fewer options and more times of scarcity. It a scenario I just don't see happening until they're forced to.