Apparently the sustainability of the Internet is doomed. Why? Because the Archdruid Report says so. In fact, head Archdruid John Michael Greer, appears to take considerable glee in announcing that, due to our sinful ways, we’ll soon be living in yurts and much happier about things too, dammit. So, eat your worms and enjoy them. Forget about that crazy Internet stuff and electricity, he says, in a doom-laden blog post you can read on, you got it, the Internet.
While he has some worthwhile points about sustainability, it’s clear from the comments that he will brook no dissent and indeed slaps down anyone who dares to disagree. Thus, he appears convinced he is completely correct and anyone disagreeing therefore must be wrong. This is the same kind of semi-religious fanatical belief that one finds with hardcore Marxists. They aren’t interested in discussions or finding solutions, only in converting you to their doctrinaire viewpoint.
What baffles me is why folks like the Archdruid genuinely seem to enjoy their gloom and doom in predicting TEOTWAWKI. Seems pointless to me.
Meanwhile the cleantech world rolls on, inventing new ways to make ever-cheaper, ever-cleaner energy. They haven’t got time for gloom because they’re too busy doing stuff.