By John Michael Greer
Progress isn't just a target within the West—it's a faith. most folks think in its inherent worth 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 really matter—after all, our lab-coated excessive monks would definitely bring on another miracle to avoid wasting us all.
Unfortunately, development as we now have identified it's been completely depending on the breakneck exploitation of part a thousand million years of kept solar within the type of fossil fuels. because the age of this affordable, ample power attracts to a detailed, development is grinding to a halt. Unforgiving planetary limits are educating us that our blind religion in never-ending exponential progress is a deadly myth.
After Progress addresses this looming paradigm shift, exploring the form of background from a viewpoint at the a ways aspect of the arrival challenge. John Michael Greer's startling exam of the function our trust structures play within the evolution of our collective recognition is needed analyzing for somebody all in favour of making feel of the longer term at a time after we needs to search new assets of which means, worth, and wish for the period ahead.
John Michael Greer is a pupil of ecological heritage and an the world over popular futurist whose web publication, The Archdruid Report, has develop into some of the most greatly mentioned on-line assets facing the destiny of commercial 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