Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day

So there’s this guy – James Howard Kunstler – who writes about the future of gas-guzzling nations (in a nutshell). There was a special article in Saturday’s Ottawa Citizen by Kunstler entitled,” Farewell to Suburbia” and I had to come out of semi-retirement to blog about it because it's an awesome article.

It’s kind of a summary of all the stuff I used to write about – how our obsession with the motor vehicle informs almost everything in our lives.

Kunstler thinks our current way of life is going to change dramatically in the very near future – that the whole automobile-dependent infrastructure is no longer sustainable and is in the process of self-destructing.

So for Earth Day why not read the article and/or his book(s): The Long Emergency and World Made By Hand. Or if that doesn’t turn your crankshaft, heed Sir Paul McCartney’s wisdom and go vegetarian.

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