All human cultures evolve in response to ecological
change, but for thousands of years we have ignored this simple fact. We don't understand our ecological blindness because we choose not to. The price of purposeful unawareness could not be higher.
Democracy as we know it will soon fall at the feet of a
nationalistic environmentalism, a movement that may include the destruction of
the global poor among its methods of achieving "sustainability." If
the current rate of biofuels expansion continues, ethanol plants will be
using almost all of the U.S. corn crop within 5-7 years.