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The Green Growth Delusion / Christopher Ketcham

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I think when optimism is merged with what I call technological messianism or technological saviorism, the idea that a literal deus ex machina is going to come along; a God out of the machine to save us. I think when that type of optimism is embraced in society, then you have a problem because it's technology that's gotten us to this point in the first place.

Christopher Ketcham on his Truthdig article, “The Green Growth Delusion: Advocates of “Green Growth” promise a painless transition to a post-carbon future. But what if the limits of renewable energy require sacrificing consumption as a way of life?” Christopher writes for several outlets, including his journalism non-profit, Denatured.

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Christopher Ketcham

Christopher has been a freelance writer for more than 20 years and has published in Harper’s, CounterPunch, National Geographic, Hustler, Penthouse, the New York Times, Pacific Standard, Sierra, Earth Island Journal, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Salon, and many other websites and newspapers large and small. He is a recipient of the Award for the Latest-Sleeping Writer Ever.

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