"System change is now inevitable. Either because we do something about it, or because we will be hit by climate change. '...

"We need to develop economic models that are fit for purpose. The current economic frameworks, the ones that dominate our governments, these frameworks... the current economic frameworks, the neoclassical, the market frameworks, can deal with small changes. It can tell you the difference, if a sock company puts up the price of socks, what the demand for socks will be. It cannot tell you about the sorts of system level changes we are talking about here. We would not use an understanding of laminar flow in fluid dynamics to understand turbulent flow. So why is it we are using marginal economics, small incremental change economics, to understand system level changes?"

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Postmodern Geophysics

About eight vehicles in various states of disintegration are half-buried along the side and bottom of the gulch of the Coyote River in a small town in a remote, mountainous section of New Mexico. One of them was right in the middle of the river course. Likely they were parked by the building and the land under the cars failed abruptly. They seemed to have been there for a few years, and there were no signs of any intention to recover them. I snapped these pictures today.

Welcome to the anthropocene.

The earth (specifically the Coyote River in New Mexico) recovers some borrowed resources.

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