How Dumb Are We? (Do You Need to Ask?)

Some commentators on the human species and the idea of peak oil have been known to compare us to bacteria such as yeast, which will efficiently turn the sugar in a container of grape juice into alcohol…wiping out their own chances at survival. Not too smart!

Being a crazy idealist, I think humans will do better on this planet. But when you look at our behavior in the Arctic, you have to wonder. Harpers magazine had a nice piece on the upcoming war over oil in the Arctic (which Canada claims, and the US expects to get) but I can’t link, because it’s subscriber’s only. But Tom Toles in a brief sketch made essentially the same point today, in about 2500 fewer words.

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