[LINK] Surviving Climate Change

Jim Birch planetjim at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 15:22:56 AEDT 2015

I just don't get this.

Have you ever heard of the "Fertile Crescent"?  This was an extensive
fertile region where the agricultural revolution that produced the
surpluses that generated western civilisation occurred.  I use the quotes
because it's the name is a kind of a joke now.  The Fertile Crescent has
been largely transformed to a barren area of sand and rock.  And it was
done with fully organic farming and without the aid of neoliberal
capitalism.  The collapse of the Mayan civilisation was also brought about
by environmental degradation.  Again without the aid of neoliberal
ideologies.  The list goes on and on.  The Chinese and the Soviets proved
quite handy at environmental destruction arguably guided by principles
diametrically opposed to neoliberal capitalism.  (Also, arguably not.)

IMHO the big difference now is that we have unprecedented population
numbers and array of technologies to pump the process.  If anything, the
mindset has improved, just not as fast and uniformly as the capability for

Rabbits can do something similar without the aid of any ideology at all (as
a quick look in my suburban backyard reveals.)


David Boxall wrote:

> Jim Birch wrote:
> > ...
> > Exploitation wasn't invented by late 20thy century capitalists or wingnut
> > libertarians ...
> It's only recently that we've gone to rabid, ruinous extremes.
> http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/16/was-easy-just-60-years-neoliberal-capitalism-has-nearly-broken-planet-earth

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