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 +==== WIRED or TIRED?====
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 The environmental movement has never been short on noble goals. Preserving wild spaces, cleaning up the oceans, protecting watersheds, neutralizing acid rain, saving endangered species — all laudable. But today, one ecological problem outweighs all others: global warming. Restoring the Everglades, protecting the Headwaters redwoods, or saving the Illinois mud turtle won't matter if climate change plunges the planet into chaos. It's high time for greens to unite around the urgent need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The environmental movement has never been short on noble goals. Preserving wild spaces, cleaning up the oceans, protecting watersheds, neutralizing acid rain, saving endangered species — all laudable. But today, one ecological problem outweighs all others: global warming. Restoring the Everglades, protecting the Headwaters redwoods, or saving the Illinois mud turtle won't matter if climate change plunges the planet into chaos. It's high time for greens to unite around the urgent need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
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-followup > http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/008064.html+[...] 
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 +<blockquote> 
 +We don't need a War on Carbon. We need a new prosperity that can be shared by all while still respecting a multitude of real ecological limits — not just atmospheric gas concentrations, but topsoil depth, water supplies, toxic chemical concentrations, and the health of ecosystems, including the diversity of life they depend upon. 
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 +We can build a future in which technology, design, smart incentives, and wise policies make it possible to deliver a high quality of life at lower ecological cost. But that brighter, greener future is attainable only if we embrace the problems we face in all their complexity. To do otherwise is tantamount to clear-cutting the very future we're trying to secure. 
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 +http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/008064.html 
 +</blockquote> 
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 +====incoherent truths==== 
 +  * http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2008/06/wired-magazines-incoherent-truths/#more-571 
 +  * http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/008064.html 
 +  * http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1647/73/ 
 +  * http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/5/20/15537/7410 
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 +<blockquote> 
 +This techno-futurist, hipster-libertarian, self-consciously contrarian shtick was fresh and interesting ... back in 1996, when Wired was founded. Since then, it has congealed into a set of knee-jerk mannerisms and affectations. It has lost its edge. At this point it just makes me yawn. 
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 +It's telling that the best thing in the issue is written by Alex Steffen, proprietor of Worldchanging. It's clear at this point that the cultural energy that once infused Wired, and the techno-go-go culture it represented, has now moved on. You want creativity, entrepreneurial energy, and innovative thinking? Look to the bright green movement, which is, judging by this issue, about 10 steps ahead of Wired on this stuff.  
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 +http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/5/20/15537/7410 
 +</blockquote> 
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 +http://thebreakthrough.org/blog/2008/05/wired_calls_for_the_death_of_e.shtml#more
  
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