Saturday, June 6, 2009
First, you have to read this one.
So, no one is who reads the stuff on your humble correspondent's blog and the blogs which are frequented by the tin foil hat crowd are too surprised by what is written in the references piece. The idea that the growth fueled by overpopulation and mis-allocation of non-renewable energy sources is written about, but usually ignored, by all but the doomers. I have written about this in the past, here, here, and here.
What really begins to surprise me is how even doomer stuff gets folded into the current model. Mr. Wooldridge seems to think that political action and a good stiff talking to will convince the political elite that we can plan our way into a well executed societal collapse.
More and more I am thinking about the world as a system we have been riding. It has taken us places far and fast, but we are getting close to the point where we have exhausted it. We will have to take a breather as a species and let the system come into a new balance.
Unfortunately, how we are going to arrive at the new balance will be a much smaller overall population. To arrive at a much smaller population, we will likely not be able to arrange a setting where excess population dies in their sleep after long, happy, and fulfilling lives.
The four horsemen are ever so much more efficient.
at 8:08:00 AM