A Conversation with the Former Executive Director of the Quivira Coalition, Courtney White, On His Book: The Age of Consequences - A Chronicle of Concern and Hope.
Our planet is approaching a critical environmental juncture. Across the globe we continue to deplete the five pools of carbon – soil, wood, coal, oil, and natural gas – at an unsustainable rate. We’ve burned up half the planet’s known reserves of oil – one trillion barrels – in less than a century. When these sources of energy-rich carbon go into severe decline, as they surely will, society will follow.
Former archeologist and Sierra Club activist Courtney White calls this moment the Age of Consequences — a time when the worrying consequences of our environmental actions– or inaction — have begun to raise unavoidable and difficult questions. How should we respond? What are effective (and realistic) solutions?