31 Dec '17, 1pm

@NatGeo Love @EdwardBurtynsky's vision. Wrote on Manufactured Landscapes on dot earth long ago:

@NatGeo Love @EdwardBurtynsky's vision. Wrote on Manufactured Landscapes on dot earth long ago:

What we really need is a new way of looking at life itself, or, rather, a new way of living it. As Edward Abbey pointed out two decades ago, “It should be clear to everyone by now that crude numerical growth does not solve our chronic problems of unemployment, welfare, crime, traffic, filth, noise, squalor, the pollution of our air, the corruption of our politics, the debasement of the school system (hardly worthy of the name ‘education’), and the general loss of popular control over the political process–where money, not people, is now the determining factor.” Though this was written two decades ago, the elections of 2008 in the United States would have stunned Abbey with their gross extravagance. He would not, however, have been surprised at all by Vice-President Al Gore’s comment that “Over and over again, wealth and power have become concentrated in the hands of a few ...

Full article: https://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/06/the-endless...

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