Receding Ice and Expensive Oil, Yay for Greenland!Posted: May 30, 2011 Filed under: Scenarios of Sustainability | Tags: business and sustainability, business ecology, doom and gloom, lack of strategic thinking, no genius of place, scenarios of sustainability Leave a comment
With oil over $60 a barrel, and the icy lands of Greenland slowly defrosting, there’s no need to panic, no need for doomsday scenarios of the future. In fact, it’s a cause for celebration; “drill baby, drill!”
This businessweek article highlights the contradictions between the need to realistically consider tough decisions to explore scenarios of sustainability, vs the desire to chase profits wherever they exist. If it is knowingly possible to drill oil in a habitat that has become exposed thanks to the burning of fossil fuels, without ever taking into consideration the cost of the side effects, scenarios of sustainability will simply not be explored until humanity faces a realistic threat of extinction.