“You really do have to wonder whether a few years from now we’ll look back at the first decade of the 21st century, when food prices spiked, energy prices soared, world population surged, tornados plowed through cities, floods and droughts set records, populations were displaced and governments were threatened by the confluence of it all — and ask ourselves: What were we thinking? How did we not panic when the evidence was so obvious that we’d crossed some growth/climate/natural-resource/population redlines all at once?”
Thomas Friedman, a New York Times columnist and author of “Hot, Flat, Crowded”
Instead all we hear about is “recovery” – even from supposedly smart people. We do not go back to those times. We move forward into a mess 300 years in the making. Is anyone in our city understanding this?