Ultimately, a lot of the more technical questions about how to reduce our ecological footprints are intrinsically linked to what it is that we actually value in life. If our primary concern continues to be exclusively to get from Point A to Point B as quickly as possible — literally speeding past a wealth of experiences and sights along the way — then no matter how brilliant the alternative energy grids we come up with, we humans are going to continue to chase our own tail while burning up our resources. But if we’re willing to slow down enough to marvel at what lies along the way, all else follows.  From What if we stopped freaking out about climate change?

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