Publication date: 2008-06-04
First published in: www.peakoil.net
Authors: H. Palmer, M. Dudley
The catch-word of the day is Sustainability. It’s been used so much lately that it has become legitimate to preface any discussion about it by stating that the term itself has become depleted. On the other hand, if we set limitations on our future that are specific and concrete, sustainability becomes something other than a diffuse goal. Suddenly it is not just a distant somewhere or sometime – but instead, a Something that is generated en passant, in the process of attempting to solve an acute problem at hand.