domingo, 25 de dezembro de 2011

Peak Moment 192: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises

"There are no real solutions, there are only responses." So say the expert contributors in The Post Carbon Reader, pointing to society's complex, interdependent systems squeezed by growing demand and declining resources. Co-editor Daniel Lerch tells us renewable energy will never be able to replace fossil fuels. Thus resilience - the capacity of a system to withstand disturbance while retaining its fundamental integrity - needs to replace "sustainability" as a guide to action. []