305 Book Goleman Ecological Intelligence.
February 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
A new awareness for our time
by Daniel Goleman
For over a thousand years Sher, a tiny village in Tibet, has clung to its existence despite its dire location, perched on a narrow shelf along a steep mountain-side. This site on the dry Tibetan plateau gets just 3 inches of precipitation a year. But every drop gets gathered into an ancient irrigation system. Annual temperatures average near freezing, and from December through February the mercury can hover below that mark by ten to twenty degrees Fahrenheit. The region’s sheep have extra-thick wool that holds heat remarkably well; locally spun and woven wool makes clothes and blankets that help villagers endure the excruciatingly cold winters with little heating other than a fire in the hearth.
Not profound, but helpful in making the case that a new honing of intelligence is requires for post energy quality of life.