Fragmented

 

Since a fragmented view is the most typical one in our current culture, we see examples of it everywhere, from global policy decision to everyday personal decisions.

A striking example is the renewed interest in nuclear energy. The upside is that it reflects a realization that fossil fuel is dead. Still, this is a strategy of meeting energy needs that only makes sense from a fragmented view. One that focuses on only short-term and local benefits, and not the longer term and far-reaching effects. The consequences last for hundreds of thousands of human generations. And as we know – it is the nature of this universe to disperse and mix substances. We set ourselves up for a situation where we will have to work against natural processes for more generations than we can imagine. We externalize the costs of this energy in space (toxic waste stored somewhere else) and time (future generations).

We also set ourselves up for a centralized energy system, in a time when it becomes more and more clear how vulnerable centralized supplies are.

And – most importantly – it is not needed. By cutting energy waste, and investing in research and implementation of harvesting of renewable energy, we can meet all our needs…

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