Why does a river look like a tree?
This video from Duke University speaks to just one aspect of a whole article at TreeHugger today. I am captivated by the Constructal Design Theory and the concept of flow. Being a fan of nature's fractals, I want to pursue this further.
Added . . . My own impression of the male approach to climate change and peak oil is skewed towards technology. This has been discussed in some probing posts by Sharon at Casauban's Book. As a rule I am not on board with technical solutions - but of late I am seeing how vital it is to incorporate the technical, engineered world into sustainability conversations. If for nothing else, to avoid overly simplistic approaches, like the "either or" arguments that I believe have destroyed national media as viable information sources.