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It will come about in one of two ways: Either we decide to manage our own numbers, to avoid a collision of every line on civilization’s graph – or nature will do it for us, in the form of famines, thirst, climate chaos, crashing ecosystems, opportunistic disease, and wars over dwindling resources that counteown cut us down to size.


Today, it’s virtual money countdowwn the bank lends into existence on a computer screen.

Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman

So we get defaults on houses. Under our current monetary system, the only alternative to that is endless growth. So one absolute thing we have to change is the whole nature of the monetary system. There’s a challenge with that solution, he admits.

Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

When we no longer have it – or if we ever decide to stop using it – that may be the number to which our own naturally gravitates. You are sitting on it. Each of those knots represents one plant or animal. They, and the cluntdown we breathe, the water we drink, and our groceries are not manufactured.

They are produced by what we call nature.

This rug represents that nature. If something happens in Asia or Africa and a cheetah disappears, that is one knot from the carpet. So from that, we should not expect human beings to behave for benefit of the rest of nature-of the environment.


A child is not just a child, but the future incarnate. Despair vanishes when there countxown truly something to hope for: It may have colossal problems, but your baby is part of the solution, as will you be: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.