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Mon Sep 23, 2013, 10:35 PM

3. Someone else who doesn't grok the scale issue.


Or the fundamental drivers. Drivers that have nothing to do with politics or economics or greed - those are just human-scale enablers of the process.

We're looking at a global collision of:
  1. Our evolved psychology that is just trying to satisfy our natural living urges to survive and procreate;
  2. Our risk-detection circuitry that evolved to recognize threats that have teeth and eyes, not creeping threats from invisible gases or radiation;
  3. Our problem-solving, limit-removing intelligence that mainly cares about growth opportunities, and didn't evolve to deal with consequences or accept limits; and
  4. A planet full of thermal fuels: wood, charcoal, coal, oil, natural gas and now fracked natural gas.
As a species we don't do mitigation, certainly not in these circumstances., and we don't do adaptation until we perceive that there is some change to adapt to.

Reversal? Don't make me laugh.

For more on this topic: The Evolutionary Psychology of Fukushima.

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