Thursday, April 17, 2008

Howard Bloom Screw 'Sustainability' Part 2

"Our goal is not sustainability. It's not to bow and grovel hoping Mother Nature will also freeze in place. Our challenge is to outrun nature by inventing radically new ways to deal with change. We have to be able to raise food in drought. We have to be able to raise a rich bounty of fruits, vegetables, and grain in flood or in a new ice age. If necessary, we have to farm the bacteria that love the deep freeze of the Antarctic, the bacteria that live in rock and the bacteria that thrive in radioactivity.If we want to make nature proud, it's time to ride the whirlwind."