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I'm also, a bit on
do we solve global warming?
Advancing technology is most likely the main solution
as I don't see folks giving up things like their automobiles. Even
most folks in the third world seem to aspire to drive. Only
a smaller number of people, like me, prefer car free living. This
means the main solutions to climate change are things like solar energy,
hydrogen fuel and so forth. Slowing down the rat race is part
of the solution, but I'll admit that technology is most likely the
Sunset along South Bay Trail, Bellingham.
Still, I'm a
fan of reducing consumption. Slowing down and most importantly
curbing population growth. Progressive sexual politics,
such as gay rights and feminism, play an important role in a sustainable
Quality of life
needs to be the bottom line. This doesn't just mean better
technology and more prosperity. It also includes things like
more time. For instance, a shorter workweek could be seen as
a step forward by allowing parents to have more time with their kids.
People would benefit with more time for volunteering and community;
basically less frazzled lives.
I think both
technology and quality of life solutions can work together for a
better future. In technology we have gone from the high space and
energy requirements of vacuum tubes to less consumptive transistors.
Why can't our cultural life and economics do this as well?