Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey.
I got this from metafilter - which by the way is becoming a fab resource. I read a very wise comment there.
'I think Vonnegut's real talent is as a motivational speaker for compassion'
Motivational speaker for compassion. Is there anything better to aspire to? Apart from actually being compassionate of course. Don't expect miracles.
By way of contrast here is an account of a Vonnegut lecture, in which he says some good stuff, but is quite wrong about the Internet. Give him a break, he's 81.