Sunday, May 08, 2011

Green giant gets a glimpse of reality

George Monbiot is a big greenie. But he takes a look at reality:

Watts Up with That & Guardian UK

"He goes on to say that maybe it’s time to give up “magical thinking”.

I hope that by laying out the problem I can encourage us to address it more logically, to abandon magical thinking and to recognise the contradictions we confront.

I’ll say. While I disagree with a lot of what Monbiot says, he does know enough not to lie to himself when things really aren’t going in his favor. He also hits on why the green/warmist movement is becoming so unpopular:

It is a campaign not for abundance but for austerity. It is a campaign not for more freedom but for less. Strangest of all, it is a campaign not just against other people, but against ourselves.

Monbiot does have some realist sense about him, so I find it encouraging that he’s writing about the pickle the greens and warmists find themselves in. ...

No comments: