Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Clusterfuck Nation by Jim Kunstler
Whatever intact farmland remains will have to be reserved for feeding ourselves, and the "countryside" that has been regarded as having only scenic or recreational value for so many decades, will have to be both productive and carefully tended by human hands. Our big cities will certainly shrink, contract, and the fortunate ones will redevelop and re-densify at their old cores and around their waterfronts. The part of Philadelphia that we were in last weekend may be about as big as a sustainable city can get -- minus the skyscrapers, which, alas, will be obsolete.

What about using the skyscrapers as high-rise farmland? (Cows on the 13th floor and that kind of stuff.) I think they will be valuable for something.


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