I recently finished re-reading – overnight, almost in one sitting, and mostly on my phone – John McPhee’s wonderful book The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed. I first read it around 40 years ago, soon after its publication in 1973. Like much of McPhee’s work, it has stayed with me not as a book but as an experience, an evergreen literary memory.
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“I think a lot of people are concerned that if they go overboard about the environment, it’ll have a negative effect on the economy,” said my friend.
“That’s just a total misunderstanding of reality,” I said. “Don’t they know that the economy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the environment?”
My friend smiled at me.
Rob Hopkins, founder of the global Transition Movement, says that peak oil isn’t a disaster, but a golden opportunity to build communities that can survive shocks and crises. Dr. Hopkins is the latest Green Interview video, released this week.
The Transition movement, which began in Devon, England, is a community-led plan to move away from fossil fuels and into a rich, sociable, locally focused way of life.