Who you gonna call? GrowthBusters! [VIDEO]
The new documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth explores why our economy and footprint and population can’t keep on expanding forever. It features green luminaries galore — Jane Goodall, Paul Ehrlich, Lester Brown, Raj Patel, Bill McKibben, Hunter Lovins. And, in the decidedly non-luminary category, I make a brief appearance too, talking about population and my decision to go childfree. Watch the trailer:
If you’d like to delve further into our growth dilemma, I recommend the new book The End of Growth by Richard Heinberg, known for his warnings about Peak Oil and Peak Coal. The book may freak you out — our current economic and social systems are poised for total collapse, he argues — but it’ll leave you wiser.
For a lighter and shorter perspective on our growth quandary, listen in on this conversation in David Roberts’ head.
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