Damn the Matrix
It’s simple. If we can’t change our economic system, our number’s up
I’m probably breaking every copyright law under the Sun, but I could not let this article by George Monbiot go. On the whole, I like George. Maybe now he has finally seen the light, he may forego his love affair with nuclear power. Time will tell…….. I like to think any regular reader of DTM won’t learn anything here, but this is surely Monbiot at his best. Finally.
‘The mother narrative to all this is carbon-fuelled expansion. Our ideologies are mere subplots.’ Photograph: Alamy
Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic metre. Let us propose that these possessions grew by 4.5% a year. How big would that stash have been by the Battle of Actium in 30BC? This is the calculation performed…
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