Friday, September 23, 2011

A Lehman-Style Environmental Collapse or An Unprecedented Opportunity for Civilization?

"In order to exploit the natural world, we have rigged accounting rules and ignored the financial and ecological value of intact ecosystems, biological diversity, clean water, and many other forms of the planet's natural capital. This has actually worked for some decades and created Western wealth as we know it.

But the Ponzi scheme of hyper-consumerism is approaching the equivalent of the Lehman collapse of 2008."

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Note: Here at CV Notes, we choose to channel our awareness of these types of scary -- and very real -- risks into developing solutions.  We like the flip side of the Collapse coin: there is unprecedented opportunity to restore lives and ecosystems alike by protecting our children from having to face these types of risks.

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