Now and Next

Of course it would benefit us to win a future without agony. With more than 70% of us soon only living in coastal cities, it’s hard to see a world ahead of greenish communities, organic harvests and sustainable fuel.

If the future is vague, the present is clear. Jim Kunstler struck a fitting phrase in his essay on Localism. He reports our leaders are offering only “a terrible grandiose inertia”.