Archive for April, 2014

"We don't want to have conformity" – Olaus Murie

"We don't want to have conformity" – Olaus Murie

Olaus Murie drove down from Jackson Hole, WY, stepped out of his role as director of the Wilderness Society and spoke at a Wilderness Bill hearing in Salt Lake City, offering an impassioned plea for wilderness, offering a "human angle" instead of an economic one.
Overpopulation, Carrying Capacity, and the Future of the Arid West

Overpopulation, Carrying Capacity, and the Future of the Arid West

The hydraulic civilization of the American West is a lunatic enterprise and probably doomed as currently configured. Lunatic? Well, yes: the goal of modern hyper-capitalist civilization, nowhere more emphatically than in the growth-maniac Southwest, is continual population growth and resource consumption in the face of clearly delimited resources (oil, water, food).
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