October 31, 2012
There is a relationship between sustainability and beauty. Beauty is our way of describing encounters with life-affirmative patterns of relationships. The current energy economy produces ugliness, a form of violence against the world and its creatures, which have aesthetic worth and intrinsic value. Does our inability to speak forthrightly about ugliness make us unintentionally complicit with this ongoing obliteration?
This is a chapter from The ENERGY Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth (2012).