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  •  The outcome question (1+ / 0-)
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    barath

    is not so much maintaining energy use as much as maintaining quality of life based on non-GDP measures.

    Can there be a transition that maintains or even improves health, longevity, communication, and other things that matter, even as gadgets and toys decline?

    We shall not participate in our own destruction.

    by James Wells on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 09:35:20 PM PST

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    •  That's what I wish for. (1+ / 0-)
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      I wonder if we have enough sanity to pursue it.

      I'm reminded of a talk I gave that discussed how much energy our gadgets use and suggested that the easiest way to save energy was to not buy a new gadget.  One of the audience members told me that I was advancing a "luddite point of view".

      Maybe it comes down to this: will we give up our gadgets, cars, etc. or will they die while we're still clinging to them?

      contraposition.org - thoughts on energy, the environment, and society.

      by barath on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 10:00:02 PM PST

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    •  btw, that's what I'm posting on tomorrow (1+ / 0-)
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      I'll be posting about the question of what do we need vs. what do we just want vs. what do we just like to have, and how can we give them up one by one without affecting our lives too much?

      contraposition.org - thoughts on energy, the environment, and society.

      by barath on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 10:02:20 PM PST

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