End: Civ: Premise 10: The culture and most of its members are insane

Dandelion Salad

December 07, 2009

As I type this, leaders from the biggest industrialized nations are meeting in Copenhagen to discuss a possible treaty to diminish worldwide carbon emissions. As reported last month, it is already known that no deal will be reached during these talks. Many scientists say time is running out and others say its too late. Meanwhile in Canada, the forces of capitalism and industry are moving full force to extract the last bits of oil from the Alberta tar sands. The insanity of this project perfectly exemplifies Premise 10 from Derrick Jensen’s Endgame.


Coal, tar sands and Copenhagen Pt3

Peak Oil

from the archives:

End:Civ: The first premise of Derrick Jensen’s Endgame

Derrick Jensen: Star Wars – The Environmentalists Version

Richard Heinberg: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies (2003)

Understanding Peak Oil (must-see)

Industrial capitalism is a given and the natural world is secondary (Interview with Derrick Jensen)