Saturday, January 19, 2008

Back to the Mountain

Eleutheros is posting again. If you've been thinking that "every little bit helps," he has news for you. And if you wonder why people cling to that kind of thinking (and yes, even I do, at times), you might want to consider whether there is a Faustian bargain behind it.


Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this post. All of the technical jargon and our modern ways of doing things helped inspire this new song.

I wrote as the first song on a CD that will serve as a musical diary following my trip back to Saskatchewan, where I grew up, after living in California for over 20 years. If you know of anyone that wants to add instruments or do their own cover of the song to be featured on my CD, please email me at:

Here's the first song from that future CD:

In Saskatchewan
words and music by Dr BLT copyright 2008

MojoMan said...

Thanks for the link! Yes, we need to watch out for tokenism. We need to be realistic about our desire to be better stewards of the Earth, but that doesn't mean we should just give up. Conservation would be easier if the real cost of things were built in. How about if the cost of gas included all the health and environmental costs related to driving? What if the cost of a TV included the cost of disposing it once it had become obsolete?

arcolaura said...

Yes, mojoman, I think of all the political action a person might take, trying to get environmental costs figured into the price of things would be the best. I was just talking with Garth about the recent recommendation for a carbon tax in Canada, from the National Round Table on Environment and the Economy, and how we should be telling our MP we support that.