“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cornfields vs. Oilfields

A nice infographic courtesy of Kate Hersch:

Cornfields vs. Oilfields
Via: Online Schools

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that 15 billion gallons are produced (presumably in the States) at the moment? And 18 billion could be produced? If so that seems doable. But what percentage of total requirements on current usage is that? Intuitively, I think that this move is wrong headed. More of the same doesn't seem to be a way of addressing the relationship which is unsustainable between the way we consume the world aspect of ourselves. I don't suppose you'll like the language. Nevertheless there are serious issues in countries with substantial native forest cover deforesting so that they can grow biofuels... so big business just moves in to a new form of colonisation. And this aggressive phase of colonisation is, somehow - with irony? - what needs to be questioned.