Like the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, we act as if nothing needs to change as we lose limb after limb.
Kulturträger column originally published in Alternatives Journal Vol.37, No.6, 2011.
IT SEEMS CRAZY to me how often environmentalists try to dissuade people from ravaging the planet by appealing to their self-interest. Do you know what I mean? Don’t pollute because you’ll be poisoned; think of the money you’ll save by not driving your car; protect the rainforest for it might contain a cure for cancer. Environmental discourse is rife with arguments based strictly on narrow individual and collective human welfare.