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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 main answer.
Sunset along South Bay Trail, Bellingham.
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
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.
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?