Being a bit of a pessimist and doomsday merchant at times, I sometimes struggle to remain buoyant about our collective future. It seems like the more aware of the problems we face I become, the more helpless I feel. So reading about this book really cheered me up.
Tom Schueneman of Triple Pundit writes on the subject:
“Complaint-based environmentalism focuses on the fatalism of an overpopulated world constantly in the throes of the next ongoing environmental catastrophe; that ultimately, in terms of our energy-intensive modern society, things are as good a they’re going to get and will naturally get worse...
By shifting focus, and thus our actions, through innovative and creative thinking and holding to a firm belief in progress, that is the key to a sustainable and prosperous future – for everyone. It is, then, the death of environmentalism."
Focusing on the solution and not the problem has always worked for me. The nagging voice in the back of my head that telling me to run to the hills is but a distant echo tonight. I'm off to Amazon to get my copy.