With all the Al Gore documentaries, Doomsday scientists, and some especially vortex-y winter weather this year, the environment looks like one sad place. To make matters worse, sustainability measures often end up sounding alarmist in the media or self-righteous in practice. We often see sustainability as a trade-off between the experiences we have today versus the experiences our children will have in the future. We often see it as a zero-sum game, where being sustainable means we have to give up ours so they can have theirs. Or maybe we’re simply occupied with more immediate problems to worry about climate change or environmental degradation just yet.
Via Roland Schegg