By John Michael Greer
Progress is not only a aim 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 development drives the preferred insistence that height oil and weather switch do not truly matter—after all, our lab-coated excessive monks would certainly bring on yet one more miracle to avoid wasting us all.
Unfortunately, growth as we've got recognized it's been totally depending on the breakneck exploitation of part one thousand million years of saved solar within the type of fossil fuels. because the age of this reasonable, considerable strength attracts to a detailed, development is grinding to a halt. Unforgiving planetary limits are instructing us that our blind religion in unending exponential development is a perilous myth.
After Progress addresses this looming paradigm shift, exploring the form of background from a standpoint at the some distance aspect of the arrival obstacle. John Michael Greer's startling exam of the position our trust structures play within the evolution of our collective cognizance is needed interpreting for an individual serious about making feel of the longer term at a time after we needs to search new resources of which means, worth, and wish for the period ahead.
John Michael Greer is a pupil of ecological historical past and an across the world well known futurist whose web publication, The Archdruid Report, has develop into probably the most greatly 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