Worst Story of 2005
True, the earth is patient and has endured amazing abuse, and has stunning redundancy with safeguards that withstand and shift the burdens of human irresponsibility. But over the centuries a borrowing systemic disregard for the world and our stewardship therein may be nearing break point, when all the laws of glacial crawl will mean very little. Somehow we have been duped into the notion that there is a metabolic relationship between progress and the destruction of the environment; meanwhile, there’s a gathering of forces that will change the rules. Sorry to sound apocalyptic, but the tree-huggers may have had it right. This story isn’t new, but now it may be beyond repair.
I invite you to read this story written by the most respectable author on environmental issues (the kind of person the neo-cons love to hate), Bill McKibben. His review-essay is ominously and, I'm afraid, properly titled "The Coming Meltdown." If you don’t feel different after reading it, then you may want to check things out internally.