Saturday 15 April 2006 11.04am
I used to recycle, and cycle, with the best of them - in the face of the billions who don't and who never will and coupled with the blatantly obvious fact that it's too late ... I became a defeatist/acceptist (if there's such a word) and chose 'if you can't beat them ...' as a viable option. The overwhelming majority of Europeans and North Americans have their Easyjetting and Gas Guzzling, Consumerist Lifestyle - a few individuals 'going green' isn't going to offset the billions who are having a fine old time. A few months ago I would have been horrified by what I'm writing, but the game's up, mankind is on the way out and our children will have to struggle with the consequences of what we, their grandparents and a couple of generations before wrought.