A great post HERE. Post author Christine Skolnik writes:
Object-oriented ecology might be an antidote for both old-school, resource-greedy attitudes toward nature and self-negating, yet self-absorbed, deep ecology. Without going into unnecessary detail, old-school views of nature privilege the human being as a self-justified, imperious subject wielding wondrous technologies in order to extract value from the environment. Deep ecology, conversely, is invested in de-centering the human, though its very objections and abjections can be interpreted as a form of narcissism. The guilt and shame of deep ecology may arise from a sense of superiority: the responsibilities of a unique subject among common objects. In either case it does not follow that only human beings can solve the problem. Shouldn’t the mess we’ve made serve as a proof of our basic incompetence as environmental stewards?
H/T to Adam Robberts over at the outstanding blog Knowledge Ecology