I am a child of the Great Acceleration. This has been the name given the post-war surge in any number of consumption, trade and resource-use patterns that began in 1950 and whose progression (if not purely progress) has lead us to the brink of collapse. A recent NASA-funded study suggests that, if we are going to rein in our runaway civilization, we cannot continue much longer doing business as usual. The greatest civilization ever created by man is NOT too advanced and complex to …

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