By John Michael Greer
Progress isn't just a objective within the West—it's a faith. most folk think in its inherent price as enthusiastically and uncritically as medieval peasants believed in heaven and hell. Our religion in growth drives the preferred insistence that top oil and weather switch do not really matter—after all, our lab-coated excessive monks would certainly bring about one more miracle to avoid wasting us all.
Unfortunately, development as we have now recognized it's been completely depending on the breakneck exploitation of part 1000000000 years of kept sun within the type of fossil fuels. because the age of this reasonable, ample strength attracts to an in depth, growth is grinding to a halt. Unforgiving planetary limits are instructing us that our blind religion in never-ending exponential development is a perilous myth.
After Progress addresses this looming paradigm shift, exploring the form of background from a viewpoint at the a long way aspect of the arriving drawback. John Michael Greer's startling exam of the position our trust structures play within the evolution of our collective recognition is needed analyzing for someone interested by making experience of the longer term at a time once we needs to search new resources of that means, price, and desire for the period ahead.
John Michael Greer is a student of ecological historical past and an across the world popular futurist whose weblog, The Archdruid Report, has develop into the most commonly brought up on-line assets facing the destiny of business society. he's the writer of over thirty books, together with Green Wizardry and The lengthy Descent.
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After Progress: Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age by John Michael Greer