It’s the End of the World as We Know It . . .

 

 . . . and He Feels Fine:  A portrait of Paul Kingsnorth and the Dark Mountain Project, a.k.a. the “crazy collapsitarians.”

‘For Kingsnorth, the notion that technology will stave off the most catastrophic effects of global warming is not just wrong, it’s repellent — a distortion of the proper relationship between humans and the natural world and evidence that in the throes of crisis, many environmentalists have abandoned the principle that “nature has some intrinsic, inherent value beyond the instrumental.” If we lose sight of that ideal in the name of saving civilization, he argues, if we allow ourselves to erect wind farms on every mountain and solar arrays in every desert, we will be accepting a Faustian bargain.’

(NYTimes.com via abby).

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