15 December 2008

Environmental Evo

Everything began with the industrial revolution in 1750, which gave birth to the capitalist system. In two and a half centuries, the so called “developed” countries have consumed a large part of the fossil fuels created over five million centuries.

Yup, it's all Britain's fault....

2 comments:

Dan Robinson said...

I agree with the perspective, but it's not that everything began with the IR. Rather everything took a big step toward ending when we learned to control fire, and another when we learned agriculture. Our basic problems stem from our animal instinct of greed and our excessive success as a species, to the point where we think we're beyond the laws of nature.

Dan Robinson, danrob@efn.org

glyn moody said...

Indeed. I suppose the big difference is that the industrial revolution was a huge multipler of mankind's ability to ruin the natural world....